Fifteen civilians were killed and 16 injured by Russian artillery strikes in Kharkiv Oblast on June 21, head of the regional administration Oleh Synegubov said in a Telegram post.
In the city of Kharkiv itself, Russian shelling injured 11 people and left five dead, Synehubov added. Ten casualties were recorded in the oblast’s Chuhuiv district.
“An 8-year-old child died in the Kharkivskiy district (of Kharkiv Oblast),” said Synegubov.
“Three people were killed near Zolochiv. This is terrorism. These are crimes against humanity, and should be punished accordingly.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on June 19 said that Russia is amassing forces to renew their offensives in Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya oblasts.