Almost 8.8 thousand were evacuated from Kharkov region

From the Kharkov region of Ukraine, more than 8.7 thousand people have been evacuated from the beginning of the Russian Army, Oleg Sinegubov, the head of the Kharkov regional military administration, said.

“2319 local residents were evacuated from the Chuguevsky district, 3834 from Kharkovsky, 103 from Bogodukhovsky and 2533 people were evacuated by volunteers. 8779 people were evacuated in total,” wrote Sinegubov in telegram.

He also said that Boguslavka, Grafskoye and Chuguev were subjected to shelling on Thursday night, as a result of which four people were injured.

He also said that as a result of missile shelling in the Kharkov region, one person died, another 13 were injured.

Meanwhile, the report of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports on May 15 notes that the pace of offensive operations of the Russian Federation in the north of the Kharkov region continues to decline.

Analysts note that from May 10, Russian troops were able to achieve a tactical offensive in the north of the Kharkov region in areas where Ukrainian forces intentionally did not create significant defensive lines.

It is noted that the Russian forces “currently, it seems, give priority to the creation of a buffer zone, and not promotion deep into the territory of the Kharkov region.”