Kyiv. Several regions of Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv, were confronted with the Russian missile attack on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks against national infrastructure. In many parts of the country, warning sirens began to sound in the early hours of Thursday. Mikhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Russia attacked with more than 120 missiles.
The Kyiv regional administration said an air defense system had been activated to defend against the ongoing missile attack. Explosions were heard in Kyiv. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said several explosions rocked Ukraine’s second-largest city. Explosions were also heard in the city of Lviv, bordering Poland. This information was given by the mayor of the place, Andrey Sodovi.
Ukraine shot down 5 missiles over the Black Sea
Ukrainian officials from different regions said that 16 Russian missiles were shot down with the help of the air defense system. Governor of Mykolaiv province in southern Ukraine Vitaliy Kim said five missiles were shot down over the Black Sea. A Ukrainian army command said two missiles were shot down in the Sumy area.
There is currently no information on casualties
The Kyiv district administration said two private buildings in Darnitsky were damaged by Russian missile fire. An industrial institute and a playground were also damaged in the area across the Dnieper. There is no immediate information about the casualties.
Russia has been carrying out such attacks since October
Thursday’s attack is the latest in a series of Russian attacks on key Ukrainian facilities. Moscow has been carrying out such attacks every week since October. Authorities in Dnipro, Odessa and Kryvyi Rih regions said they cut power to minimize damage to critical infrastructure.
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FIRST POST: December 29, 2022, 3:25 p.m. HST