KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 17 — The Russian shelling killed two people and injured nine others in the Kharkiv region over the past day, reported Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

The Governor said that the Russians shelled the village of Synelnykove with multiple rocket launchers, killing a 35-year-old resident. They also injured two other men in the village, aged 35 and 33. In addition, the Russian attack damaged private houses.

The second victim is an 86-year-old man from the village of Krasne, Kharkiv district, on which Russia dropped a munition from a drone. 

During the day, the Russian army also struck other settlements, causing casualties.

On May 10, Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, in Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions. The border communities came under heavy Russian shelling and air strikes. 

In particular, the Russian shelling injured six people in a village of Vovchansk community: four medical workers, a civilian, and the head of the Vovchansk’s administration. All injured are in the hospital. Russians also injured a 52-year-old man during the shelling of the city.

In the Kupiansk district, in the village of Kurylivka, the Russian army attack damaged the roof of a private house and a fence. In the village of Elitne, Kharkiv district, a tractor ran over a mine; the vehicle sustained damage.

In addition to artillery, drone, and glide bomb attacks on the region, Russia also struck Kharkiv with drones and missiles overnight.

At 00:30 a.m., Russia struck an open area with an S-300 missile in the Nemyshlianskyi district. There was no damage or casualties. At 00:09 a.m., a Russian drone hit an open area, damaging three houses.

At 00:50 a.m., a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle hit an open area. The windows of a five-story residential building and the building of one of the Kharkiv districts’ administrations were damaged. 

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 8,800 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

UPD from May 17, 7:57 p.m.: Mistranslation in the article fixed.

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