KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 30 — During the day on April 29, the Russian shelling of Kharkiv and the region injured two men, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

In total, about 18 settlements in the Kharkiv region came under Russian artillery and mortar fire. The Russians also hit Lyptsi, Vesele, Neskuchne, Mala Vovcha, Borova, and Kharkiv with airstrikes.

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian troops have attacked the Kharkiv region that borders the Russian Belgorod Oblast multiple times per day. They’ve intensified the shelling since March 2024, targeting both civilian and critical infrastructure in the region, exploiting the lack of air defense systems and missiles in Ukraine caused by the delay in US military assistance.

According to Syniehubov, at 6:20 p.m. on April 29, the Russian troops dropped two aerial guilded bombs on Kharkiv, hitting the ground in the Kyivskyi district. The bomb shelling injured a 42-year-old man. He is in the hospital with severe injuries. The Russians also damaged the facade and windows of a residential complex.

Around 11:30 p.m., the Russian military bombed Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi with KABs, injuring a 67-year-old man and damaging a house.

In Lyptsi, the Russian shelling damaged eight houses, a garage, a summer kitchen, roofs, windows, and fences. They also damaged six private houses in Slobozhanske. In Vovchansk, the Russian army dropped a munition on the roof of a house, damaging it.

On April 30, at 2 a.m., the Russian military struck Zahryzove of the Borivske community with a guided munition, damaging the facades of seven private houses and two households.

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