KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 15 — At about 2:00 p.m., the Russian troops bombed Lukiantsi in the Lyptsi community of the Kharkiv region, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

According to Syniehubov, the Russian army hit an educational institution with a 500-kg aerial bomb (KAB). The attack killed two people.

As of 4:22 p.m., police reported about another four people injured in an attack. They said the “educational institution” occurred to be a local school.

Russians shell Kharkiv Oblast daily: it borders Russia, and it’s close to the frontline. The attacks on the region and its administrative center, Kharkiv, intensified in the second half of March, with Russian missiles and drones hitting the local energy infrastructure and Russia starting to use modified UMPD-D30 glide air bombs.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov thinks the Russians want there “to be no life in Kharkiv,” as opposed to the beginning of the full-scale invasion when they wanted to capture the city. “They need to destroy to intimidate,” he said.

In just one day, about 15 towns and villages in the Kharkiv Oblast came under Russian artillery and mortar fire.

In particular, on the evening of April 14, the Russian army hit the village of Slatyne, Kharkiv district, with an airstrike, injuring a 51-year-old woman. The Russian shelling also damaged a private enterprise, shattered 12 windows of an apartment building, and smashed windows in a private house. Also on April 14, Russians shelled Kruhliakivka, Kupiansk district, with UMPB-D30 bombs, damaging a residential building and a car.

UPD from Apr 15, 7:19 p.m.: Mistranslation in the text fixed, cover image updated.

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  • On the morning of April 14, Russian troops dropped a munition from a drone on the village of Mala Vovcha, Chuhuiv district, Kharkiv region. The Russian hit killed a 57-year-old woman, said Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.