UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 30 — Russian troops keep shelling Kharkiv and the border areas of the region, reported by Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor, during a briefing.

At night, they fired eight S-300 missiles at the regional center and the suburbs, damaging one of the administrative buildings of a municipal enterprise. The Russian attack damaged civilian infrastructure in the Kharkiv district.

Towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast, especially border settlements, came under massive Russian artillery shelling and airstrikes since Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the region in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions on May 10.

The official said that the situation at the frontline is stable. Russian forces did not advance toward Lyptsi: the Ukrainian army repelled all seven attacks. Combat engagements are ongoing in Vovchansk.

In the Kupiansk direction, there were more than 10 Russian assaults near Ivanivka, Synkivka, and other settlements. 

As the General Staff reported, the Russian army carried out seven attacks in the Kharkiv direction and 13 in the Kupiansk direction over the past day.

In the Kharkiv direction, Ukrainian troops repelled four attacks near the village of Lyptsi and the town of Vovchansk. 

In the Kupiansk direction, Russian troops tried 13 times to force Ukrainian units out of their positions. The fighting took place near Synkivka, Petropavlivka, Novoiehorivka, Druzheliubivka, Stepova Novoselivka, Andriivka, and Nevske.

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  • Russian troops tried to assault Ukrainian positions seven times in the Kharkiv direction over the past day. The Defense Forces repelled four Russian offensives near Starytsia and Vovchansk, reports the General Staff.