"Every day we evacuate about 100-150 people from Vovchansk" — Kharkiv National Police. On May 18, Russia attacked 14 regions of Ukraine.

"Every day we evacuate about 100-150 people from Vovchansk" — Kharkiv National Police. On May 18, Russia attacked 14 regions of Ukraine.

Air defense forces destroyed 37 Shahed attack drones in the regions of Kyiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy and Kherson.

The Russians continue to carry out offensive operations in the Kharkiv region, bordering Russia in the east. Six people, including two children, were injured in a missile attack on Kharkiv. Russians shelled the towns of Ruski Tyshky, Prykolotne, Vovchansk, Lyptsi, Kurylivka and Ukraiinske with drones, artillery and anti-aircraft guns. One person was killed and five wounded. Russians shelled an evacuation vehicle in Vovchansk. Two people were killed and two wounded. 

In the Donetsk region, partially occupied since 2014 and located on the frontline in the east of Ukraine, the Russians carried out 2,524 attacks on localities with Smerch, Uragan and artillery. The towns of Kurakhove, Sloviansk, Kurakhivka, Vesele, Zavitne, Oleksandropil and Shakhtarske came under fire. One person was wounded in the village of Vesele. 

The Russians continue to fire artillery and mortars at de-occupied localities in the Luhansk region. Nevske, Novoliubivka, Makiivka, Kuzemivka and Stelmakhivka came under fire. Private houses, administrative buildings and logistic roads were damaged. In total, according to the local authorities, about 55 people live in the de-occupied territory of the Luhansk region.

The Russians launched 459 attacks with artillery, MLRS and attack drones on settlements in the Zaporizhzhia region, partially occupied in the south. Mala Tokmachka, Robotyne, Verbove, Levadne, Huliaipole, Malynivka and Novoandriivka were shelled. One person was wounded in the village of Stepnohirsk.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, southcentral Ukraine, one of the most important industrial regions of the country, the Russians shelled Nikopol, next to the temporarily occupied Enerhodar, where Zaporizhzhia NPP is located, and the Nikopol district with artillery. One person was wounded.

In the Mykolaiv region in the south of Ukraine, the Russians attacked the communities of Ochakiv and Kutsurub with artillery and FPV drones. Private houses were damaged. There were no casualties. 

In the Kherson region, partially occupied since 2022, the Russians attacked Antonivka, Sadove, Stanislav, Poniativka, Mykilske, Beryslav, Mykhailivka, Tiahyntsi, Osokorivka, Lvove, Novooleksandrivka and Kherson with aircraft and artillery. Port infrastructure was damaged. Two people were killed and two wounded. 

Over the Odesa region, southwest of the country, air defense forces destroyed 20 Shahed drones and one Orlan-10 reconnaissance drone. The debris fell in the yard of a residential area. There were no casualties.

In the Chernihiv region, bordering Belarus and Russia to the north, Russians launched attacks at 11 villages in the Novhorod-Siverskyi, Semenivka, Snovske, and Horodianka communities with mortars, MLRS and attack drones. One man was wounded. 

In the Sumy region, bordering Russia to the north, Russians shelled the communities of Khotin, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Nova Sloboda, Shalyhyne, Esman and Seredyna Buda 55 times. One person was wounded. The evacuation of people from the border with Russia continues, with 28 settlements now without residents.