KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 20 —  Russian shelling on May 19 in the Kharkiv region killed 11 people and injured 40 others. Twenty-two people are in hospitals, reported the Kharkiv Regional Police.

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.

The Russian double-tap missile attack on Cherkaska Lozova, a village in Kharkiv suburbs, Derhachi community, killed six people, including a pregnant woman. The Russians injured 28 people, including a child and two ambulance workers.

In particular, 15 injured people from Cherkaska Lozova are in hospitals due to a Russian missile attack. Six of them are in intensive care. In addition, the Russian shelling on May 19 injured seven people in the region. They are in the hospital with moderate injuries.

The Russian military shelled Novoosynove, Kupiansk district, killing two people and injuring five. In Kivsharivka, Kupiansk district, they killed three people and injured four. In both cases the Russians shelled from Uragan multiple rocket launchers.

On May 19, at 3:30 a.m., the Russians shelled Vovchansk, killing a 63-year-old man and injuring two others.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated 10,573 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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