Russian Strikes Damage 18 Settlements in Kharkiv Region in 24 Hours

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.30 - 2024 8:55 AM CET

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The Kharkiv region of Ukraine has suffered extensive damage from Russian military strikes over the past 24 hours.

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In an update from the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, local authorities report that Russian forces have conducted 18 separate strikes across various settlements within the last 24 hours. This intense shelling has resulted in substantial damage and civilian casualties.

Widespread Damage and Casualties

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Administration, detailed the attacks in a Facebook post, noting that the shelling had severely impacted both residential areas and infrastructure.

Particularly hard-hit was the Kyivskyi district in Kharkiv, where two KAB gliding bombs damaged a residential block's facade and windows, leading to the hospitalization of a 42-year-old man in grave condition.

The artillery and mortar attacks extended to other parts of the region, including Synkivka, Petropavlivka, and Stepova Novoselivka.

Airstrikes also targeted the settlements of Lyptsi, Vesele, Neskuchne, Mala Vovcha, and Borova, with the village of Zahryzove suffering from guided munitions that damaged homes and farm buildings.

Other incidents reported by Syniehubov include a 67-year-old man being injured in Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi and property damage in Liptsy and Slobozhanske.

Additionally, a drone attack in Vovchansk damaged a household, and a 59-year-old man was hospitalized after triggering a butterfly anti-personnel mine near the village of Velyki Prohody.

Military and Demining Efforts

Despite these continuous assaults, Ukrainian forces managed to repel nine Russian attacks on the outskirts of Berestove and Novoserhiivka along the Kupiansk axis.

In efforts to reclaim safety in the region, sappers cleared 40.45 hectares of land and neutralized 458 mines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) throughout the day.

Furthermore, a recent attack targeted an animal shelter in Kharkiv, which had been relocated there after an evacuation from the war zone. The strike resulted in injuries to a volunteer.

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