The men sustained explosive injuries incompatible with life.

On the afternoon of June 28, the Russian army shelled the village of Vovchanski Khutory in Chuhuiv district. As a result, three men aged 48, 45 and 57 were killed. The head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported this.

“About an hour ago, the enemy shelled the Vovchansk community of Chuhuiv district once again. Unfortunately, this shelling killed three civilians who were near their homes,” the post states.

The information is being clarified. Emergency services are working at the scene.

Aftermath of shelling of Vovchansk community in Kharkiv region / Photo: Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office

The victims were neighbours who were talking to each other at the gate. The explosion occurred a few meters away from them. The houses where the victims lived were damaged. Experts are counting how many more houses were destroyed due to today’s shelling. Volunteers who were distributing humanitarian aid in the village also came under fire.

On the morning of June 28, the enemy shelled the village of Kurylivka, Kupyansk district, with Uragan multiple rocket launchers. A 70-year-old woman in her yard during the shelling was seriously wounded. Now doctors are fighting for her life.

See also

  • War crimes in Kharkiv Oblast: 37 Russian servicemen notified of suspicion. Crimes committed by the military personnel of the aggressor state and representatives of Russian private military companies must not go unpunished.
  • Since the beginning of the full-scale war, Russia has kidnapped at least 562 pro-Ukrainian citizens in Ukraine, including volunteers, educators, and journalists. Every fifth abductee is a woman. Most of the victims of enforced disappearances are in the Kherson region.