UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, May 23 — Over the past day, the Russian attacks in Kharkiv and the region injured 20 people, reported Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

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. 

In particular, the Russians dropped glided bombs (KABs) on the Shevchenkivskyi district of Kharkiv, injuring 12 people. They also hit a kindergarten in Chuhuiv, injuring eight people.

Syniehubov said that on the afternoon of May 22, Russia attacked the Shevchenkivskyi and Kholodnohirskyi districts of Kharkiv. The Russian army damaged window glazing in three apartment buildings, two cafes, a car wash, a gas station, a service station, a grocery store, two trams, and 11 cars. They also destroyed one car.

In the Kholodnohirskyi district, the Russian shelling damaged the premises of an abandoned enterprise.

At about 8:00 a.m., on May 22, Russia shelled Chuhuiv, causing the first and second floors of a kindergarten to catch fire. The Russians also damaged a kindergarten building, shop premises, an office building, a pharmacy, and four cars.

In addition, in the evening, Russians attacked Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi, damaging a house and a gas pipeline.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. Volunteers and rescuers evacuated 10,980 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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