UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 4 — Since February 24, 2022, the Russian army has killed 93 children in the Kharkiv region and injured 332 more, reported the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

The Kharkiv Oblast is the second among Ukrainian regions in terms of the number of children affected by the war. 

On the afternoon of May 25, Russian forces dropped two guided bombs [KABs] on a construction hypermarket in Kharkiv, killing 19, including a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy.

On the same day, the Russian shelling of the city center injured a 14-year-old boy. On May 26, Russian shelling of Bohuslavka, Izium district, Kharkiv region, injured two boys aged nine and 12.

On May 30, at 11:50 p.m., the Russian army attacked the Novobavarskyi district of the city with S-300 missiles, killing five people and injuring 26. The missile attack injured a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. They were hospitalized with minor injuries. 

Evacuation is currently underway in the region as the Russians launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region on May 10. Towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast, especially border settlements, came under massive Russian artillery shelling and airstrikes.

Police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 11,629 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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  • The Russian shelling of Kharkiv and the region injured nine people, including seven people in Kharkiv, one man in Ruska Lozova, and one woman in the village of Kolisnykivka in the Kupiansk district, reported the Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.