UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 21 — On May 20-21, the Russian military kept attacking the border towns of the Kharkiv region, reported the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

Officials report that at around 4 a.m., Russian forces shelled Bohuslavka of the Borova community in the Izium district, damaging a private house. No casualties reported as of yet. 

Around 10 a.m., the Russian army shelled Lyptsi, Kharkiv district, with artillery, damaging outbuildings and a residential building.

The day before, on May 20, at about 9 p.m., the Russians attacked the border village of Perovske with mortar fire and kamikaze drones. The shelling destroyed one private house and damaged another. There were no casualties.

Border towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast 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.

At night, after 2:09 a.m., Kharkiv residents heard a series of explosions. A Russian drone attack injured five people: three received medical assistance on-site, and two came to hospitals later by themselves. 

Drone strikes also damaged 25 trucks, buses, and three cars. Windows in a three-story office building belonging to a municipal company were also damaged.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 10,776 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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