UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 18 — The Russian army dropped 21 guided bombs (KABs) on Vovchansk, Lyptsi, and other communities in the Kharkiv region over the past day, reported Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor. 

Kharkiv Oblast comes under massive Russian artillery shelling and airstrikes often, even more so since Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the region in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions in May.

Syniehubov said that at night on June 18, Russian troops shelled the village of Borivska Andriivka, Izium district, injuring a woman.

At 10:30 p.m. on June 17, Russians shelled the Nemyshlyanskyi district of Kharkiv, damaging the windows and doors of a house. 

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an interview with the Italian TV channel Sky TG24 on June 15 that Russia drops 3,200-3,500 guided bombs on the civilian population and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine per month.

Zelenskyy said that the Russian army does this to scare people and make them flee from a city or a community so they can occupy these towns and villages. According to the President, this is the same tactic that Hitler used.

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  • Russian shelling injured three people in the Kharkiv region over the past day, including a 13-year-old boy, reported Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor.