Massive attack on Ukraine: more than 40 victims in Kyiv, Kharkiv Oblast was fired upon by missiles produced in the DPRK

, 20:13, 07.02.2024
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On February 7, Russian forces launched a series of attacks across Ukraine, targeting civilian homes and properties. Air Force spokesman Yuri Ignat confirmed the strikes, noting casualties.

Massive attack on Ukraine: more than 40 victims in Kyiv, Kharkiv Oblast was fired upon by missiles produced in the DPRK

Massive attack on Ukraine: more than 40 victims in Kyiv

Russian forces have targeted private properties and homes of Ukrainians, as stated by Air Force spokesman Yuri Ignat. Serhii Bolvinov, the head of the investigative department of the Kharkiv region police, reported that two of the five missiles launched by Russian troops on February 7 at Kharkiv were manufactured in North Korea.

Russian attacks on Ukrainian private property

In Mykolaiv, 71 residential buildings sustained damage due to the impact. Yuri Ignat, speaking on Channel 24, questioned whether the targets of Russian attacks have shifted. He noted that occupiers are launching rockets and drones at private properties and houses of Ukrainians. Ignat highlighted the tragic incident where a newborn child was killed by an S-300 missile during a previous terrorist attack by the occupiers.

Similarly, during the shelling on the morning of February 7, a Kh-22 rocket caused serious destruction in a settlement in the Mykolaiv region.

Overview of Russian attacks on Ukraine

On February 7, the aggressor country attacked six regions of Ukraine with drones and missiles of various types. The majority of missiles were launched at Kyiv, where Serhii Popko, head of the KMVA, reported that air defense forces destroyed about 20 missiles.

The attack resulted in the deaths of four people and more than 40 injuries in the capital. Furthermore, Serhiy Bolvinov confirmed that two of the five missiles fired at Kharkiv on February 7 were produced in North Korea. Metal fragments of ballistic missiles collected by explosives experts in the industrial zone indicate preliminary conclusions of specialists point to North Korean HWASON 11GA (KN-23) missiles. This isn't the first time Russia has used missiles from North Korea.

Earlier, Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin provided evidence of missile launches at Kharkiv from North Korea.

The White House stated on January 4 that North Korea recently provided Russia with ballistic missiles and launchers for use in its war against Ukraine. However, both Russia and North Korea deny supplying ballistic missiles for use by the Kremlin in the war in Ukraine. In Mykolaiv, Russian forces targeted residential buildings, resulting in significant damage.

Mayor Oleksandr Sienkovych reported that 71 buildings were damaged, with three completely destroyed. One person died, and more than 10 others were injured during the morning attack. Psychological assistance was provided to 60 residents. The mayor stated that assistance is being provided to those whose homes were damaged by the explosion, with offers of resettlement, though many have refused.

Polish Defense Minister Władysław Kosyniak-Kamysh commented on the missile attack on Ukraine, noting that Russia had replenished its losses suffered at the start of a full-scale invasion. He emphasized that Poland should be prepared for any scenario.

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