On May 18, russian forces launched strikes on Kharkiv and the Kharkiv oblast, with at least one explosion reported in Kharkiv. This was announced by the Telegram channel "Air Alarm Map. Explosions. Rockets" and the head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration, Oleh Synehubov.
"Kharkiv - explosion", - the message from the "Air Alarm Map. Explosions. Rockets" channel stated at 14:53.
"Attention! Residents of Kharkiv and the oblast, the occupiers are striking again! Do not ignore the air raid alarm signals. Stay in shelters!", - Synehubov wrote.
Earlier, it was reported that two more residents of the Kharkiv oblast were killed as a result of russian shelling.