KHARKIV REGION, UKRAINE, Apr 17 — On the evening of April 16, the Russians dropped KAB-type guided bombs on Borova, Kharkiv region, hitting an abandoned administrative building. They also damaged the buildings of the court and pension fund, library, and private houses, reported Kharkiv Region Governor, Oleh Syniehubov.

According to him, over the past day, about 20 towns and villages in the Kharkiv Oblast came under Russian artillery and mortar fire.

Russians shell 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. 

The Russian army dropped guided bombs on Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district, twice over the past day, damaging a post office during the first attack and injuring a 57-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man. They are hospitalized with concussions.

Later, on the evening of April 16, the Russians dropped a guided bomb on the center of Zolochiv, damaging private houses. 

The Russian army also shelled Kozacha Lopan and Vovchansk with multiple rocket launchers, damaging residential buildings and cars. They also dropped an FAB bomb on the village of Kolisnykivka, Kupiansk district, damaging eight private houses, five cars, a garage, and an outbuilding.

Kupiansk also came under the Russian bombing. Residential buildings and a car were damaged.

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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.