UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 7 — Mine explosions injured two people in the Kharkiv region over the past day, said Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

In the Chuhuiv district, in the village of Nova Hnylytsia, a tractor driver exploded on a PFM-1 “Petal” mine. He was hospitalized. Another mine explosion injured a man in Izium at the central cemetery.  

Kharkiv Oblast is one of the most heavily mined regions. More than 570,000 hectares of land in the Kharkiv region need to be inspected for mines and explosive devices after the Russian occupation. About 1.2 million hectares are considered to be contaminated. 

In his morning report, Syniehubov also said that the Russian army had shelled five settlements in the Kharkiv region.

The Russians attacked the village of Lyzohubivka, Kharkiv district, and the city of Chuhuiv with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In Lyzohubivka, they damaged the roof of a house, window glazing, and two outbuildings. The drone strike also damaged a car, a fence, a water pipe, the windows of nine-story and five-story buildings, an outpatient clinic, a shop, and a post office in Chuhuiv.

In the village of Malynivka, Chuhuiv district, Russians attacked the territory of a recreation center with a drone and an S-300 missile, damaging houses.

In the villages of Tomakhivka and Bilyi Kolodiaz, Chuhuiv district, Russians dropped guided bombs (KABs), destroying the buildings of a private household in Tomakhivka.

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.

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  • On May 1, at 12:10 a.m., a tractor hit an explosive device near the village of Hlynske, Izium district of Kharkiv region, reported the Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov. The explosion injured a 46-year-old driver.