UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 3 — The Russian attacks in the Kharkiv region killed one person and injured seven others, 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.

At night, the Russian army conducted a missile attack on the Slobozhanske community of the Chuhuiv district, hitting a recreation center. The Russians killed one man and injured a man and a woman.

In the village of Borivska Andriivka, Izium district, the Russians dropped a guided bomb (KAB) on a private house, injuring two people.

In Staryi Saltiv, Chuhuiv district, Russian shelling damaged a civilian car, injuring two people, the governor reported.

In addition, Ohel Syniehubov added that in the villages of Borova, Izium district, and Cherkaski Tyshky, Kharkiv district, the Russian shelling caused a residential building and an outbuilding to catch fire.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated about 11,500 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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