KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 15 — On May 14, Russian troops attacked settlements in the Kharkiv region with multiple rocket launchers, airstrikes, artillery, and drones. They killed three people and injured three others, reported the head of the Kharkiv police, Volodymyr Tymoshko.

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

Volodymyr Tymoshko says the Russian shelling in Vovchansk killed a woman born in 1944 and injured a woman born in 1959. In addition, the Russians damaged private houses, outbuildings, and garages in the city, and fires broke out in residential buildings due to the shelling.

According to the law enforcement officer, the Russian shelling killed a man in Hatyshche, Vovchansk community. In Starytsia, locals reported that Russians shot dead a man born in 1977. 

In Kupiansk, two policemen were wounded due to a Russian Lancet drone strike. In Rubizhne of the Vovchansk community, the Russians injured two civilians and destroyed and damaged private houses.

In addition, the Russian army damaged residential buildings and outbuildings in Lyman. In Lyptsi, houses caught fire after the Russian attack with multiple rocket launchers and KABs, and residential buildings, outbuildings, and cars were damaged and destroyed. 

Also, the Russians hit Slobozhanske with an airstrike, damaging a house. In Borova, a Tornado multiple rocket launcher damaged private dwellings.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 7,991 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

Gwara Media was in Vovchansk, a city that’s one of the main goals of Russia’s new Kharkiv offensive, and talked to people who were fleeing their homes (or staying) under heavy bombardment. Read the field report here

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