UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, July 9 — On July 8, around 8:00 a.m., the Russian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacked the village of Lyptsi in the Kharkiv district, injuring one person, reported Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor.

Towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast come under massive Russian artillery shelling and airstrikes often, even more so since Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the region in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions in May.

Syniehubov said that a Russian UAV explosion injured a 62-year-old civilian man near the Travianske water reservoir. He is in the hospital with moderate injuries. 

On the same day, the Russian shelling damaged a two-story apartment building, outbuildings, and power grids in the village of Odnorobivka in the Bohodukhiv district. There is no information about the victims. This is the eighth day in a row that Russia has been striking this village.

The Russians also struck a wheat field in the Kupiansk district outside the village of Kurylivka. The wheat was burning on 12 hectares. 

Artem Astakhov, head of the Kharkiv Oblast State Emergency Service, said during a briefing on July 8 that the Russians were most likely deliberately targeting wheat fields to deprive the region of a harvest.

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  • In the morning, Russian troops shelled the village of Odnorobivka in the Zolochiv community in the Kharkiv region with artillery, damaging a two-story residential building. There were no casualties, reported Viktor Kovalenko, head of the Zolochiv Military Administration.