On Saturday evening, August 5, the Russian army launched a guided aerial bomb at a blood transfusion center in the Kupiansk community of Kharkiv region. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported this on Telegram.

Rescuers are working to eliminate the fire.

“This war crime alone says everything about Russian aggression. Beasts that destroy everything that simply allows to live. Defeating terrorists is a matter of honor for everyone who values life” Volodymyr Zelenskyy commented on this Russian war crime.

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Constant missile attacks and empty streets: how Kupyansk lives on the front line. This city in Kharkiv Oblast is 10-15 km/ 6–9 miles from the front line and 40 km/ 25 miles from the border with Russia. The city was severely damaged at the beginning of the full-scale invasion and during the battle for its liberation in September 2022. Today, it is constantly under fire from Russian MLRS and S-300 systems.

Ukraine’s army has for now set aside U.S. fighting methods and reverted to tactics it knows best. The Ukrainian military is changing its tactics after the use of Western methods did not bring the expected success in the counteroffensive against Russian troops.