UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 4 — Russian shelling injured three people in the Kharkiv region, reported Kharkiv Oblast Governor Ohel Syniehubov.

Towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast, especially border settlements, came under massive Russian artillery shelling and airstrikes since Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the region in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions on May 10.

Syniehubov said that in the morning, Russia shelled Kupiansk, causing houses to catch fire and damaging property. Rescuers pulled an injured man from under the rubble.

On the evening of June 3, the Russians shelled the village of Bilyi Kolodiaz in the Vovchansk community, injuring a woman, and setting fire to a residential house. 

The Russians also shelled Kharkiv. They hit a state educational institution, injuring a woman, the governor reports.

In addition, the Russian military attacked the village of Bilyi Kolodiaz three times. The shelling damaged the building of the elevator, two garages, three trucks, and the roof of the shop’s boiler room.

In the village of Khotimlia of the Staryi Saltiv community, the Russian attacks caused nine motorhomes, 15 metal buildings, four yachts, and one boat to catch fire. In Kupiansk,  they hit the territory of a civilian enterprise.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated about 11,629 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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