UKRAINE, KHARKIV, Jul 8 — At night, the fall of a Russian shell fragment in the Osnovianskyi district of Kharkiv caused a fire in a private house, reported Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor.

Russia attacks Kharkiv region and Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city that’s 19 miles from the border, often since the start of the full-scale invasion, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure. The attacks have intensified since Russia started its new offensive north of the region in May 2024.

According to Syniehubov, the falling of the wreckage injured two women aged 50 and 75. They are in the hospital. The shell fragment also damaged cars and outbuildings.

Ihor Terekhov, mayor of Kharkiv, said that in June, Russia shelled Kharkiv 22 times with various types of weapons, injuring 92 people and killing six.

Terekhov noted that during the month, the Russian Federation used modified glide bombs (UMPB-D30) 19 times, guided bombs (KABs) seven times, and one missile to attack Kharkiv.

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  • Russian shelling caused eight fires in the Izium, Kupiansk, and Chuhuiv districts of the Kharkiv region during the day. Firefighters put them out, reported the State Emergency Service (SES).