KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 2 — Around 4 p.m., Russian troops shelled the town of Derhachi, Kharkiv district, twice. The shelling injured seven people, six of them children, reported the Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

According to Syniehubov, Russian troops shelled civilian infrastructure with bombs.

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian troops have attacked the Kharkiv region that borders the Russian Belgorod Oblast multiple times per day. They’ve intensified the shelling since March 2024, targeting both civilian and critical infrastructure in the region, exploiting the lack of air defense systems and missiles in Ukraine caused by the delays in US military assistance.

The head of the Derhachi City Military Administration clarifies that the Russians hit the city twice.

The bomb shelling injures six children. Two children sustained light injuries to their limbs, and four children suffered moderate injuries. All of them are in the hospital.

A 75-year-old man, who was also injured due to the Russian attack, received medical treatment at the hit site.

In total, about 17 settlements in the Kharkiv region, including Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Kotliarivka, came under Russian artillery and mortar fire. The Russian army also hit Vesele, Kharkiv, Vovchansk, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, and Podoly with airstrikes.

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