KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 1 — On April 30, the Russian military shelled the Kharkiv region’s towns and villages, including Kharkiv, Vesele, Vovchansk, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, and Podoly, said Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

In total, about 15 settlements in the Kharkiv region, including Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Kotliarivka, came under Russian artillery and mortar fire from Russian troops.

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian troops have attacked the Kharkiv region that borders the Russian Belgorod Oblast multiple times per day. They’ve intensified the shelling since March 2024, targeting both civilian and critical infrastructure in the region, exploiting the lack of air defense systems and missiles in Ukraine caused by the delay in US military assistance.

According to Oleh Syniehubov, at 10:10 a.m., the Russian army dropped KAB glide bombs on Kharkiv. The shelling killed a man and injured ten other people. The institution’s building, garages, cars, railway premises, and the railway station were damaged.

In addition, the Russian army shelled Vovchansk, Chuhuiv district, with airstrikes, damaging the premises of a company, a bus, two cars, a loader, and a tractor. Vesele, Kharkiv district, was shelled by the Russian military with multiple rocket launchers, hitting a dacha cooperative and causing two buildings to catch fire.

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  • During the day on April 29, the Russian shelling of Kharkiv and the region injured two men, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.