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Russians intensify attacks in northern part of Kharkiv Oblast, killing and wounding civilians – video

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 18:14
Russians intensify attacks in northern part of Kharkiv Oblast, killing and wounding civilians – video
The town of Vovchansk and the suburbs. Screenshot: DeepStateMap

Two civilians were killed, and two others wounded by Russian forces in Vovchansk hromada of Kharkiv Oblast on Saturday, where they launched an offensive on Friday. (A hromada is an administrative unit designating a village, several villages, or a town, and their adjacent territories – ed.)

Source: Oleh Syniehubov, the Head of Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram


Quote: "Vovchansk hromada is under intense enemy fire. More than 20 KABs (guided aerial bombs – ed.) were dropped on the town and surrounding settlements. The enemy is also using MLRS, artillery, and UAVs.

11:30, the town of Vovchansk. The enemy hit a private house. No casualties.

15:45, the village of Vovchanski Khutory. A private house caught fire because of Russian attacks. Meanwhile, a 64-year-old man was wounded in Vovchansk as a result of the attack.

Additionally, a civilian man was injured as a result of KABs being dropped on houses, a 50-year-old and a 48-year-old civilian were killed."

Details: Syniehubov also stressed that the situation on the northern and northeastern borders of Kharkiv Oblast is fully under control.

Quote: "Heavy fighting continues in Strilecha, Pylna, Borysivka, near Oliinyky and Ohirtseve. Fighting continues in the area of those settlements that were basically in the ‘grey zone’.

The enemy tried to attack on other fronts within the oblast: enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups (SRG) searched for weak positions on the border, but all the attempts were stopped by the Ukrainian Defence Forces.

There is no threat of a ground operation for Kharkiv. The Defence Forces are doing everything they can to hold their positions."


  • On 10 May, it was reported that Russian forces had intensified their activities in Kharkiv Oblast, with fighting taking place there.
  • During a briefing with Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy confirmed that Russian troops had launched a new wave of offensive on the Kharkiv front.
  • Ukraine's Defence Ministry reported that reserve units had been sent to the north of Kharkiv Oblast.
  • Russian forces resumed assault operations near the village of Hlyboke in Kharkiv Oblast on the morning of 11 May, and Ukraine’s Defence Forces are expecting the Russians to ramp up shelling in the area.
  • The Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group has said that the grey zone in Kharkiv Oblast was not expanding and that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were not letting Russian forces advance further into Kharkiv Oblast.

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