UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 31 — Russian attacks killed six and injured about 30 people in Kharkiv and the region over the past day, 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 troops attacked Kharkiv with S-300 missiles, killing five and injuring 26, including two children and a rescue worker who came to help after the first missile hit. 

Currently, eight people are in the hospital, and two of them have severe injuries. The double-tap missile attack injured a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. They were hospitalized with minor injuries. 

At 3:30 p.m., the Russian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack damaged three cars in the Shevchenkivskyi district. 

Syniehubov reported that In the village of Ruska Lozova, the Russian military hit an outbuilding and the territory of a private household, injuring two men. 

Also, the Russians dropped guided bombs (KABs) on Vovchansk, injuring a Swiss volunteer who was evacuating animals.

The Russian army shelled the village of Novoosynove, Kupiansk district, causing a car to catch fire and damaging six private houses. The shelling killed one person and injured one.

In the village of Yurchenkovo, Chuhuiv district, the Russians damaged and destroyed two shops. They also injured a man.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated about 11,300 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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