UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 30 — 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.

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 at night, the Russian army attacked Kharkiv and the village of Mala Danylivka in the Kharkiv district.

Around 2:00 a.m., Russian troops conducted a missile attack on Kharkiv, injuring seven people. The strike damaged residential buildings in the Nemyshlianskyi and Slobidskyi districts of the city and a two-story building of a municipal enterprise. 

The Russian attack partially destroyed the administrative building of one of the municipal enterprises. It caught on fire in the aftermath. 

The Russian attack also damaged the building of the Kharkiv State Biotechnology University, the university’s head’s office told Gwara Media.

In the village of Mala Danylivka, the Russians hit the territory of an educational institution twice. They also destroyed the building of the equestrian club and the dormitory.

At around 4:15 p.m. on May 29, the Russian army dropped a guided bomb (KAB) on Ruska Lozova, injuring a man. They also damaged seven private houses, a garage, and a car.

In the village of Kolisnykivka, Kupiansk district, the Russians injured a woman. A house and an outbuilding caught fire due to the shelling.

In addition, the Russian shelling damaged a private house, a garage, and a fence in the village of Kurylivka, Kupiansk district, and a private house, a fence, and a garage in the village of Bilyi Kolodiaz, Chuhuiv district.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 11,293 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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