Russian missile strike kills one, injures four in Kharkiv Oblast

Consequences shelling in Kharkiv Oblast on May 13
Consequences shelling in Kharkiv Oblast on May 13

One person was killed and four others injured in a Russian Kh-59 cruise missile strike on an enterprise in the village of Korotych in Ukraine’s Kharkiv Oblast at 4:30 p.m. on May 13, regional governor Oleh Synehubov reported on Telegram on May 14.

Earlier in the day, four civilians were injured in another Russian glide bomb attack on the Kyiv district in central Kharkiv, according to the report.

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Russian offensive in Kharkiv Oblast

Russian occupying forces attempted to breach Ukrainian defenses near Vovchansk in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported. Ukrainian defenders repelled the attacks.

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The Russians also heavily shelled border towns.

Russian forces have begun a new wave of counteroffensive actions in the area, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, announcing that Ukraine will reinforce its troops on the Kharkiv front.

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There are ongoing battles for populated areas in the "gray zone" as of the evening of May 10, Ukraine's General Staff reported.

The White House suggested that Russian occupying forces are preparing for a "larger" offensive on Kharkiv.

Russian forces resumed assault operations near the village of Hlyboke, media reported on the morning of May 11.

Russian troops in Kharkiv Oblast are localized in the "gray zone" and are not expanding, Khortytsia operational group spokesperson Nazar Voloshyn said during a TV interview on May 11.

The Russians had occupied several villages in the border areas of Kharkiv Oblast, DeepState reported on May 12.

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