KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 11 — The Regional Defense Council has decided to forcibly evacuate families with children in 47 frontline settlements of the Kharkiv Oblast, reported the Kharkiv Oblast Governor, Oleh Syniehubov.

“We are talking only about settlements close to the border with Russia in the Kharkiv, Bohodukhiv, and Izium districts. According to our information, 182 children live in these settlements,” said Oleh Syniehubov. The administration noted that this decision does not apply to the city of Kharkiv.

Russians intensified attacks on Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast that borders Belgorod Oblast in the Russian Federation since mid-March, exploiting the lack of air defense systems and missiles for them in Ukraine. The governor noted that routes for evacuation of children and safe places for evacuated people to live have already been selected.

As Oleh Syniehubov reported, the Russian troops shelled more than 15 settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast over the past day. They injured four people and killed three.

In particular, on April 10, at 1:50 p.m., the Russian military dropped guided bombs on Lyptsi, Kharkiv district, killing a 14-year-old girl and two women, 59 and 42, and injuring a 17-year-old boy and a 38-year-old woman. The boy is currently hospitalized and has severe injuries. A shop and a bus were damaged in the attack.

In addition, the Russian shelling of the villages of Ivashky, Mala Danylivka, and Nechvolodivka damaged private houses and a dormitory. Two residential buildings were also damaged in Kruhliakivka.

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