Russians shell Kharkiv and oblast at night, reports regional governor

17 July, 12:27 PM
The occupiers shelled the Kharkiv Oblast (Photo:The main department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv Oblast via Facebook)

The occupiers shelled the Kharkiv Oblast (Photo:The main department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv Oblast via Facebook)

Russian troops launched a rocket attack on the city of Kharkiv and the surrounding oblast on the night of July 17, Oleg Synegubov, the head of the regional military administration, reported via Telegram messenger.

“At about 3 a.m. in the Kyivskyi district, as a result of two rockets hitting, one of the floors in a five-story industrial building caught fire,” Synegubov said. 

“A 59-year-old woman was injured and hospitalized.” 

The enemy also intensively shelled the town of Derhachi, resulting in fires breaking out in an industrial facility, and a car burning down. 

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In addition, in the town of Chkalivskyi, in Chuhuyivskyi district, as a result of enemy shelling, the roof of a private residence was set ablaze. No casualties were reported. 

“Fighting in Kharkiv Oblast continues,” Synegubov added. 

“The enemy is trying to hold their positions, regrouping, conducting aerial reconnaissance. The Izyum axis remains hot, where our Armed Forces are keeping the enemy at bay and holding their positions.”

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