A series of unprecedented in terms of strength, intensity and variety of air attacks on Kyiv is underway - Serhiy Popko, head of the civil and military administration of the Ukrainian capital
“A series of unprecedented in terms of strength, intensity and variety of air attacks on Kyiv underway” Serhiy Popko, head of the civil and military administration of the Ukrainian capital, said on Telegram on Thursday morning. The Russians fired missiles from strategic bombers operating over the Caspian Sea. There was an air raid alert all over the country.
“Data on casualties and damage is being verified” Serhiy Popko, head of Kyiv's civil and military administration, wrote on Telegram. He reported that the air defense was operating.
“The attack on the capital continues. Do not leave your shelters during the air alert!” Vitaly Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv , appealed in the morning.
Popko stressed that “a series of unprecedented in terms of strength, intensity and variety of air attacks on Kyiv is underway.” He noted that it was the ninth shelling of the country's capital this month. Thursday's attack was carried out by 14 Tu-95MS and Tu-160 strategic bombers from the Caspian Sea, from which X-101/555 cruise missiles were fired.
Kyiv's authorities reported that all targets in the airspace had been detected and destroyed. Final data on Thursday's shelling are to be provided soon by the Ukrainian Air Force.
The military also reported Russian missile attacks in the Vinnytsia region in the center of the country. Explosions were heard in Khmelnitsky.
The Oblast Military Administration in Odessa reported one fatality and two wounded. There, the rocket hit an industrial facility.
“Missile attack at night: most of the enemy's missiles were shot down over the (Black – ed.) sea by the air defense forces. Unfortunately, there is a hit on an industrial facility: one person died, two were injured” Odessa administration spokesman Serhiy Bratchuk wrote on Telegram. An anti-aircraft alert was in effect across the country.