Russia's second strike on Kharkiv injures 15 people


Russian forces launched a second attack on Kharkiv on May 14, striking residential areas and injuring 15 people, regional governor Oleh Synehubov reported on Telegram.

"The injured include a 28-year-old man in critical condition and a 78-year-old woman in moderate condition," the message said. "They have been hospitalized."

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Five people, including two children aged 8 and 12, are experiencing acute stress reactions, Synehubov said.

The Russian strike hit a 12-story residential building and the adjacent area, damaging ten nearby garages, he said.

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"No fire," Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported. "A door-to-door inspection and search for potential casualties are underway."

Information about the extent of the damage and casualties is being clarified, he said.

The strike targeted a residential high-rise in the city center, Terekhov said later.

This marks the second attack on the city in a day. Terekhov earlier reported that seven residential buildings, a school, two garage cooperatives, and civilian vehicles were affected by a morning Russian strike.

Russian offensive in Kharkiv Oblast

Russian forces attempted to penetrate Ukraine's defenses near Vovchansk in Kharkiv Oblast at 5 a.m. on May 10, but Ukrainian defenders repelled the attack, Ukraine's Defense Ministry reported.

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The Russians also heavily shelled border settlements.

Russian troops initiated a new wave of counteroffensives on this front, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated. He also announced the redeployment of Ukrainian forces to the Kharkiv sector.

There were ongoing battles in Strilecha, Pylna, Borysivka, Oliynykove, and Ohirtseve in Kharkiv Oblast on May 10, the General Staff reported. Ukrainian forces launched counterattacks near Lyptsi and Vovchansk.

Russian forces occupied several villages in the border areas of Kharkiv Oblast, the DeepState monitoring group claimed earlier.

Russian soldiers are localized in Kharkiv Oblast's "gray zone," and it is not expanding, Khortytsia National Security Service representative Nazar Voloshyn said on national TV.

Russia had tactical successes near Vovchansk, and the situation on the Kharkiv front remained difficult, Ukraine’s General Staff reported overnight on May 13.

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