UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 7 — Russians attacked 14 communities in Kharkiv oblast, including Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Berestove, from artillery and mortars, and hit Zolochiv, Petropavlivka, and Borova with airstrikes. Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported about the attacks in his Telegram channel. 

On May 6, at 10:20 p.m., the Russian military dropped a KAB gliding bomb on Borova, a village in the Kharkiv region, injuring three people: a man and a woman, 55 and 54, and a 16-year-old girl. 

In Blyznkiuky village of Lozova district, an unknown explosive device killed a 55-year-old man. 

Russia has attacked the Kharkiv region relentlessly since the beginning of the full-scale invasion because it’s close both to the border and the frontline. Their attacks intensified in December 2023, when Russia started to exploit the lack of air defense systems and missiles for them caused by delays in US military aid to Ukraine. 

Russian shelling of Lyptsi damaged a two-story residential apartment building. 

In Kozacha Lopan, roofs of private houses and outbuildings caught fire in the wake of Russian attacks. In Cherkaski Tyshky, fire caused by Russian shelling spread on a tractor, two outbuildings, a building of a café, destroyed in previous attacks, and trees near a hit site.  

Russian artillery attacks on Vovchansk damaged two private houses. 

Syniehubov also reports that 112 children with families or caretakers have been evacuated from the region’s Bohodukhiv, Izium, and Kharkiv districts. 

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