KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 18 — Over the past day, on April 17, the Russian army dropped a FAB-250 bomb on the village of Kindrashivka, Kupiansk district, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

The Russian bomb attack caused the roof of an agricultural company’s outbuilding to catch fire. Two private houses were also damaged due to the shelling. 

In addition, on the night of April 18, Russians shelled the village of Podoly, Kupiansk district, causing a private house to catch fire. No casualties were reported.

Russians shell Kharkiv Oblast daily: it borders Russia, and it’s close to the frontline. Russian troops strike the towns and villages of the region with S-300 missiles, Iranian-made Shahed drones, or guided bombs, which they have been using more actively since the end of March. 

In just one day, the Russian troops launched artillery and mortar attacks on 22 settlements on the border of the Kharkiv Oblast, including Synkivka, Petropavlivka, and Kyslivka in the Kupiansk district.

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