KYIVRussia bombed Ukraine with drones and missiles in Waves of terror attacks killed at least six people on Thursday 11 People have damaged dozens upon dozens of buildings, and energy facilities. in According to officials, there are many areas.
Cover was taken by a large number of people in Kyiv’s metro stations were alerted to an imminent air attack by Russia at rush hour. in A campaign of attacks against power grids since October has resulted in widespread outages throughout winter.
The missile strikes Following drone attacks over the night, Ukraine obtained pledges of major battle tanks from Germany (and the United States) to strengthen its troops. This was a move which angered Russian officials.
“Another attempt by a terrorist country to intimidate us with a massive missile strike has recently suffered a defeat, just as the whole of Russia will soon be defeated,” President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Telegram will allow you to post a statement.
General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi of Ukraine, the top military commander, stated that 47 out 55 missiles were destroyed by Air Defences.
Twenty missiles were shot down in Officials said that a missile struck non-residential buildings in the area of Kyiv, killing a 55 year-old man and wounding two others.
Zelenskiy stated that he spoke to top commanders Thursday night and discussed strategies for countering future missile strikes even more efficiently, but did not provide details.
Russia denied that it targeted civilians in what it calls its (*11*) in Ukraine, however, has stated that critical infrastructure is an authorized military target.
“This is such a tragedy for me. I’m telling you, I’m left without anything?” Halyna Pantosyan (67), whose house was set on fire, said that. in Hlevakha village, Kyiv
“There was an extremely loud strike that made me jump up. I was in the bedroom… I was saved by the fact that the bedroom is to the other side of the house,” She said.
Oleksandr Khaorunzhyi was the spokesperson of the State Emergency Service. 11 The wounded are people 11 Additional 35 buildings were damaged or destroyed 11 regions.
Officials stated in separate statements that one person was killed in Two regions are located in the Kryvy Rih region. in Donetsk-Kharkiv, as well as three regions in the Donetsk region. in Region of Zaporizhzhia. Another energy worker was also killed.
According to the military, it had shot down 24 Russian drones overnight. According to them, fifteen of them were destroyed in Kyiv. There were no reports of damage.
After taking off from Murmansk, the Arctic region’s strategic bombers Tu-95 launched long-range missiles. in Yuriy Ihnat, Air Force spokesperson in Russia’s northern region said.
Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Russia, stated that Russia’s primary target was energy facilities. strikes It was designed to impair Ukrainians “of light and heating” Temperature in Kyiv below freezing
“Unfortunately, substations were hit. But the situation in the energy system remains under control,” Telegram was his medium of communication.
A reporter for Reuters reported hearing a sound from a missile overhead, at a low altitude of about 30 km (19 mi) above Kyiv.
Two important energy infrastructure facilities were severely damaged in There were no reports of injuries in the Odesa southern region.
There were reports of impact in Vinnytsia’s central region was affected, but officials in Kyiv claimed that residential properties and critical infrastructure were also damaged.
Iryna, the capital of Ukraine, is home to an accountant. in A metro station employee said that she was concerned about her husband.
“He was planning to go to a post office in the morning and now he is not answering his phone,” She said.
The night of the eerie silence fell on Kyiv, a city that was snow-blanketed. strikesHowever, life quickly resumed normalcy. Officials from central banks announced their findings at the meeting of key interest rates in a briefing, which was held inside an unnamed shelter.
DTEK Ukraine, the largest producer of private energy in Ukraine, stated it is conducting emergency power cuts in Due to missile attacks, Kyiv and the surrounding regions as well as Odesa (and Dnipropetrovsk) were affected.