Russia fired 20 cruise missiles at Ukraine on Saturday as civilians ready to welcome the New Yr, ensuing within the deaths of a minimum of one and wounding dozens.
Ukrainian air defenses shot down 12 of the 20 missiles launched by Tu-95m strategic bombers positioned within the Caspian Sea together with ground-based missile programs, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi instructed Telegram.
The strikes hit locations within the Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytskyi areas.
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Ukrainian air protection forces shot down six missiles in Kyiv, killing a minimum of one individual and injuring 16, in addition to 5 missiles within the Zhytomyr area and one within the Khmelnytskyi area, injuring seven, together with three in “critical situation”. to Ukrainian information companies.
5 districts in western, central, southern and japanese Kyiv had been hit, together with a minimum of one lodge, the Ukraine Palace live performance corridor and residential buildings.
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Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko introduced the strikes on Twitter on Saturday morning, saying: “There are explosions in Kyiv!
Klitschko stated that whereas residents of Kyiv nonetheless have entry to water and warmth, sure rail strains have been closed and about 30 % of the town is with out electrical energy.