UKRAINE, June 17 — Russia drops 3,200-3,500 guided bombs on the civilian population and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine per month, said President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy in an interview with the Italian TV channel Sky TG24 on June 15.

“Russia uses 3,200-3,500 KAB guided bombs per month, exclusively against civilians and civilian infrastructure. It is to make people afraid and flee from a city or a community so that Russia can occupy these villages and cities. This is the main goal,” Zelenskyy said.

According to the President, this is the same tactic that Hitler used.

Towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast come under massive Russian artillery shelling and airstrikes often, even more so since Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the region in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions in May.

Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor, said that on June 16, at 11:50 p.m., the Russian army dropped a KAB guided bomb on a children’s camp in the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv, damaging one of the buildings.

UPD from June 17, 3:45 p.m.: Headline is edited for better readability.

Read more

  • At night, Russian troops shelled a fire station in the village of Lyptsi, Kharkiv region. A fire broke out in the aftermath of the Russian attack, reported the State Emergency Service (SES) in the Kharkiv region.