UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 19 — Russian troops dropped a glide bomb (KAB) on a house in the village of Vilkhivka, Kharkiv region. The strike killed a 49-year-old woman and injured a 60-year-old man, reported the Main Department of the National Police in the Kharkiv region.

Towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast come 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.

The Russian guided bomb attack also damaged other buildings in the village of Vilkhivka.

Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor, reported that on June 18, the Russian army dropped 21 guided bombs (KABs) on Vovchansk, Lyptsi, and other communities in the Kharkiv region.

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 civilians 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.