UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 22 — On May 21-22, the Russian military kept attacking the border towns of the Kharkiv region, reported the press service of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

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. 

Kharkiv Oblast Governor, Oleh Syniehubov, noted that the frontline in the north has stabilized. According to him, Russian troops have failed to advance in the Lyptsi and Slobozhanskyi directions.

In the morning, Russian troops attacked the center of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, injuring seven people, Oleh Syniehubov reported.

The Russian attack injured a 28-year-old man and women aged 22, 55, 65, 41, 42, and 77. The attack also damaged a kindergarten. Law enforcement agencies are still determining the type of weapon the Russians attacked with.

Syniehubov added that, at about 1:10 a.m., on May 22, the Russian shelling in Druzheliubivka of the Borova community caused a house to burn down and damaged outbuildings. 

On May 21 at 10:00 a.m. in Lyptsi, Kharkiv district, the Russian artillery shelling damaged a yard, two outbuildings, and a house.

At 1:30 p.m., the Russian army dropped four air bombs in Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district, destroying a kindergarten and a local market. They also damaged a school, shops, a restaurant, five apartment buildings, and private houses.

Also, at 2:30 p.m., the Russian shelling damaged the building of an enterprise in Bilyi Kolodiaz, Chuhuiv district.

The police reported that on May 21, at about 2:30 p.m., a Russian FPV drone attacked a police car in Vilcha, Vovchansk community, injuring a police officer.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 10,875 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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