A difficult night in Ukraine. The Russians carried out massive rocket fire

, 09:35, 29.12.2023
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Description: In a harrowing turn of events, the Russian military unleashed a barrage of rockets on multiple Ukrainian cities, resulting in casualties and widespread destruction.

A difficult night in Ukraine. The Russians carried out massive rocket fire

Ukraine. Night rocket fire. Explosions in Ukrainian cities

The Russian military carried out massive rocket fire on many cities in Ukraine on the night from Thursday to Friday. Authorities in Kharkiv reported that one person was killed and eight were injured in the attack. There are also victims in Kyiv and Lviv.

The head of the Kharkiv regional administration, Oleh Synehubov, said that a 35-year-old man died as a result of the Russian attack. At least eight people were injured. As a result of the shelling, a hospital, residential buildings, and an industrial plant were destroyed.

In Kyiv, fragments of a Russian target (the city authorities did not specify whether it was a missile or drone) fell in two districts, and a fire broke out in a skyscraper. At least seven people were injured.

Anti-aircraft alarm throughout Ukraine

The head of the Lviv Regional State Administration, Maksym Kozicki, announced that a fire broke out in a high school in Lviv. "Lviv. Loud. According to preliminary information, a residential building was hit. There are injuries. A fire broke out in one of the city's high schools, probably due to the fall of rocket fragments," he wrote on the Telegram channel.

Anti-aircraft alarms sounded throughout Ukraine. Earlier, Ukrainian portals reported that explosions could be heard in several cities, including Kyiv, Zaporozhye, and Dnieper, during the Friday morning air raid alert.

An anti-aircraft alert was announced throughout Ukraine. Explosions were heard in Odesa, Lviv, Kharkov, and Cherkasy.

"Lviv. Explosions were heard in the city. Everyone must stay in the shelters!" - wrote Mayor Andriy Sadowy on the Telegram channel. In a later post, the official said that a Russian missile hit two critical infrastructure facilities in the city.

"According to initial reports, the Lviv region was attacked by over 10 drones"
Sadowy said.

Explosions were also heard in Kharkov and Cherkasy. The mayor of Kharkov, Ihor Terekhov, announced that the city was under heavy rocket fire.

Russians launched a massive air attack on a number of Ukrainian cities

Nine bombers

The head of the military garrison in Kharkov, Serhiy Melnyk, said that the Russians struck with Kh-22 missiles and also fired at the city with S-300 air defense systems.

The attacked towns include Konotop in the Sumy Oblast, a town occupied by Russian troops in February 2022, and then, from April 2022, again controlled by the Ukrainian side.

Nine Bombers: The Ukrainska Pravda website reported that an air raid alert was announced in the Sumy, Poltava, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Donetsk, and Zaporozhye regions, and later also in the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, and Kirovohrad regions.

The Ukrainian Air Force reported on the night from Thursday to Friday that nine Tu-95 strategic bombers carrying missiles took off from the Olenia airport in the Murmansk Oblast in Russia.

"In the event of a missile threat and the launch of a cruise missile, we will provide additional information. Do not ignore anti-aircraft alarms"
the statement said.

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