UKRAINE, KHARKIV, Jul 8 — In the morning, Russian troops shelled the village of Odnorobivka in the Zolochiv community in the Kharkiv region with artillery, damaging a two-story residential building. There were no casualties, reported Viktor Kovalenko, head of the Zolochiv Military Administration.

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.

“As a result of seven [Russian] strikes, a two-story apartment building, private outbuildings, and power grids were damaged. There were no casualties. The enemy has been shelling this border settlement for the eighth day in a row,” Kovalenko wrote.  

Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor, said during a briefing on May 30 that the Russian army is considering the Zolochiv direction as one of the most suitable for an attempt to stretch the Ukrainian military in the north of the Kharkiv region.

Viktor Kovalenko said that the local authorities of the Zolochiv community called for a mandatory evacuation of children due to a possible Russian army offensive.

Viktor Kovalenko noted that all children had been evacuated from the border villages of Ivashky and Tymofiivka in the Zolochiv community, Kharkiv region. In total, the authorities plan to evacuate 1,740 people from the border districts of the Zolochiv community.

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