KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 13 — The Russian shelling in Vovchansk on May 13 injured three people, reported the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

On May 10, Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region, moving forward in small incursions and trying to probe Ukrainian defenses. The border communities came under heavy Russian shelling and air strikes. 

As General Staff writes, currently, the battle for the border city of Vovchansk is ongoing. Five battalions of the Russian army are engaged in an offensive on the city: in this direction, Russians have tactical success. 

Kharkiv Regional Military Administration reported that on the afternoon of May 13, Russians also shelled the village of Lyptsi, Kharkiv region, injuring a woman born in 1953. She is in the hospital.

As Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported, over the past day, the Russian army attacked more than 30 settlements in the Kharkiv region, injuring nine people.

According to him, the Russians injured a 46-year-old woman in Dvorichna, a 69-year-old man in Izium, and seven people in Vovchansk.

Field report: Threat of reoccupation looms over Vovchansk as Russia launches new offensive on Kharkiv region. Gwara Media joined the evacuation mission on May 11 to talk to people who were leaving and staying in Vovchansk in the wake of the Russian assault on the city.  

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