KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 19 — On the afternoon of April 18, at about 12:15 p.m., the Russians shelled Vovchansk with mortars, damaging three civilian buildings. There were no casualties, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

Russians shell the Kharkiv Oblast daily: it borders Russia, and it’s close to the frontline. Russian troops strike the towns and villages of the region with S-300 missiles, Iranian-made Shahed drones, or guided bombs, which they have been using more actively since the end of March. 

On April 18, at 2 p.m., the Russians dropped KAB guided bombs on Vovchansk seven times, damaging seven private houses, one public utility building, and a car.

According to Oleh Syniehubov, in just one day, over 20 settlements in the Kharkiv region came under Russian artillery and mortar attacks.

On the same day, at 5:33 p.m., a two-story café building caught fire in Vovchansk due to another Russian shelling. At 5:51 p.m., the structural elements of the dome of the building of the religious organization of the Holy Myrrh-bearing women of the Izium eparchy [an equivalent of a diocese in the Western Christian tradition — ed.] of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church were burning because of the Russian attack.

In the evening, a Russian missile damaged a two-story apartment building, the roof of a two-story building, and a house extension in the town.

At 5:10 a.m., the Russian army shelled Vovchansk, damaging eight private houses and two outbuildings. A 52-year-old man sustained shrapnel wounds.

Also, in the Kharkiv district, in the village of Sorokivka, a 45-year-old man was injured by Russian S-300 missiles. A cultural center and a shop were partially destroyed due to the attack.

Overnight, Russians attacked Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Synelnykove, and Pavlohrad in the Dnipropetrovsk region and the Odesa region with missiles. As of 2:20 p.m., there is information about eight people killed, including two children, and 29 injured in the city of Dnipro and Dnipropetrovsk region. Rescue operation in Dnipro is ongoing. No casualties in the Odesa oblast documented as of yet.

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