UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 17 — Russian shelling injured three people in the Kharkiv region over the past day, including a 13-year-old boy, 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 the Russian army hit the village of Pisky-Radkivski in the Izium district with an airstrike, injuring a 13-year-old boy, a man, and a woman. The shelling also damaged four houses.

In addition, the Russian shelling damaged a private house and outbuildings in Borivska Andriivka village in the Izium district. 

The Russians also damaged four private houses, outbuildings, and a car in the village of Shyikivka, Syniehubov reports. In addition, the Russian army damaged eight private houses in the village of Druzheliubivka.

At 11:50 p.m., the Russian army dropped a KAB guided bomb on a children’s camp in the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv, damaging one of the buildings.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated about 11,859 people from the border communities of the Kharkiv Oblast, threatened by Russia’s new offensive.

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