KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 1 — In the morning, Russian troops shelled Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district, and Kharkiv, killing two people, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

“Today at 10:00 a.m., Russians shelled a car and a private house in the village of Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district, with KAB guided bombs. The shelling killed a civilian man and a woman who were in the car,” the statement said.

Later, the head of the local Military Administration, Viktor Kovalenko, reported three injured. The man and woman are in the hospital with moderate injuries, and another man has a light injury and is in Zolochiv hospital.

The Russian shelling also damaged administrative premises and a bank building, 20 cars, and destroyed a private house.

In total, about 15 settlements in the Kharkiv region, including Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Kotliarivka, came under Russian artillery and mortar fire from Russian troops.

Russians have intensified the shelling of the Kharkiv and Kharkiv region since March 2024, targeting both civilian and critical infrastructure. They strike the towns and villages of the region with S-300 missiles, Iranian-made Shahed drones, and guided bombs, exploiting delays in the US military assistance.

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  • On April 29, at about 6:00 p.m., the Russian army dropped two bombs in the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv, hitting the ground near an animal shelter and a residential area. A 42-year-old man was injured due to the Russian shelling.