KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 23 — At least 15 communities in the Kharkiv Oblast came under Russian artillery and mortar fire over the past day. One person was killed, and two were injured due to the Russian attacks, reported the head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian troops attack Kharkiv region that borders Russian Belgorod Oblast multiple times per day. They’ve intensified the shelling since mid-March, targeting both civilian and critical infrastructure in the region, exploiting the lack of air defense systems and missiles in Ukraine.

In the village of Yurchenkove, Chuhuiv district, Russians hit an excavator, killing a 33-year-old man. They also injured a 38-year-old volunteer in Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi.

In Velykyi Burluk, a Russian airstrike damaged a civilian enterprise building, private households, and apartment buildings. The Russian shelling also injured a civilian woman.

In Derhachi, structural elements of an outbuilding caught fire due to Russian shelling. The Russian army also dropped guided bombs (KABs) on the outbuilding and the office building in the town, damaging both. In Borova, Chuhuiv district, they hit an open area in the forest.

In addition, the Russians dropped KAB bombs on the village of Prykolotne, Kupiansk district, damaging a private house and the building of a shop of a private company. Russians also bombed Lyptsi in Kharkiv district, damaging six private houses and a school building.

The Russians also shelled Vovchansk with guided bombs, damaging the meat processing plant. They also shelled the village of Hlushkivka, Kupiansk district, with Uragan multiple rocket launchers, damaging the building of an agricultural enterprise. Vovchanski Khutory in Chuhuiv district also came under Russian artillery fire, and a private house was damaged.

In addition, on April 22, Russia struck Kharkiv with Kh-59 missile, damaging a TV broadcasting tower.

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  • Since the beginning of this year, Russia has conducted 2,500 attacks on civilian targets and critical infrastructure in the Kharkiv Oblast, including 150 missile attacks, said Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, during the national telethon.