UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 22 — In Vovchansk, the Russian military attacked a police car from an FPV drone during the evacuation, reported Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko.

Klymenko said that two police officers were in the car. They were on their way to rescue civilians. The Russian drone attack killed one policeman and injured another. 

Border towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast 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. 

The city of Vovchansk, located 5 km (3 miles) from the state border and about 60 km (38 miles) from Kharkiv, is currently contested between Russian and Ukrainian armies. According to Roman Semenukha, a deputy head of the region’s administration, 60% of the city is “under Armed Forces of Ukraine’s control.” 

In the morning, Russian troops attacked the center of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, injuring seven people, Oleh Syniehubov reported. The attack injured a 28-year-old man and women aged 22, 55, 65, 41, 42, and 77. The attack also damaged a kindergarten. Law enforcement agencies are still determining the type of weapon the Russians attacked with.

Syniehubov added that, at about 1:10 a.m., on May 22, the Russian shelling in Druzheliubivka of the Borova community caused a house to burn down and damaged outbuildings. 

The police reported that on May 21, at about 2:30 p.m., a Russian FPV drone attacked a police car in Vilcha, Vovchansk community, injuring a police officer.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 10,875 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

UPD from May 22, 6:38 p.m.: Inconsistency in the text fixed.

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