That’s according to Oleh Syniehubov, chief of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Ukrinform reports.
The settlements of Kupiansk, Dvorichna, Vovchansk, Veterynarne, Hrianykivka, and others came under Russian artillery fire, the official reported on Telegram.
According to Syniehubov, a 51-year-old woman sustained shrapnel wounds in the village of Dvorichna as a result of enemy shelling. The victim was hospitalized in grave condition. Medics are now fighting for her life.
A number of households and farm premises were also damaged by enemy strikes.
Meanwhile, humanitarian demining continues across the region. In the past day, the State Emergency Service bomb squads removed and neutralized 45 explosive objects.
Fierce fighting continues along the front line.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces, on March 18, the Russian army carried out a total of 11 missile strikes and 16 air strikes, as well as 99 attacks involving multiple launch rocket systems.