Three civilians were wounded in the past day after Russian troops shelled the settlements of the Izyum, Kupyansk and Chuhuiv districts in Kharkiv Oblast, regional governor Oleg Synehubov said in a Telegram messenger post on Sept. 14.
According to the Emergency Medical Center, one person was hospitalized in the Izyum district, one in the Kupyansk district, and another one in the Chuhuiv district.
Synehubov noted that the military operation to de-occupy the region continues.
“More than 300 settlements, home to about 150,000 people, have been liberated,” he said.
“Normal life is gradually returning to the liberated territories. Mine clearance and restoration of critical infrastructure are underway, people who spent almost half a year under occupation are receiving humanitarian aid.”
Earlier, on Sept. 12, Synehubov said Ukrainian troops in Kharkiv Oblast had reached the Russian border in several places.
Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said on Sept. 13 that since Sept. 6 the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 3,800 square kilometers in Kharkiv Oblast – including more than 300 settlements and about 150,000 Ukrainian citizens.
She clarified that the actual number of liberated settlements is almost twice this number, the others having yet to be officially confirmed.