KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 13 — Over the past day, the Russian army attacked more than 30 settlements in the Kharkiv region, injuring nine people, reported Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

According to him, the Russians injured a 46-year-old woman in Dvorichna, a 69-year-old man in Izium, and seven people in Vovchansk.

On May 10, Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, moving forward in small incursions and trying to probe Ukrainian defenses. The border communities came under heavy Russian shelling and air strikes with heavy glide bombs. 

As General Staff writes, currently, the battle for the border city of Vovchansk is ongoing. Five battalions of the Russian army are engaged in an offensive on the city: in this direction, Russians have tactical success. 

The Russian army has been attacking the region over the past day with artillery, mortars, and airstrikes.

As Oleh Syniehubov reported, at 6:25 p.m., Russia shelled the village of Mali Prokhody, Kharkiv district, causing a house to catch fire.

At 1 p.m., the Russian army shelled Dvorichna from multiple rocket launchers, damaging a private house and injuring a 46-year-old woman. 

Russians dropped a KAB gliding bomb on a municipal educational institution in Lyptsi, Kharkiv district. In Izium, a munition explosion injured a 69-year-old man. 

On May 12, the Russian massive shelling of Vovchansk with various types of weapons damaged private houses and injured seven people.

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