The aftermath of the attack on Kyiv. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine
Russian forces unleashed a series of large-scale strikes on Ukrainian cities overnight, with two deaths and at least 17 people reportedly injured in Kyiv alone.
According to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, at least 18 people were killed and 132 injured in the large-scale strikes on Ukrainian cities carried out by the Russian military.
According to Serhiy Popko, the chief of the Kyiv military administration, a residential building was damaged in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the city, and a fire broke out at some garages. Kyiv’s Lukianivska metro station was also damaged.
According to Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko, warehouses in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the city were also struck, and at least three people may be trapped under rubble.
In the Podilskyi district of Kyiv, a fire broke out in a large warehouse complex. Popko said that there had been multiple injuries, but did not specify how many.
A non-residential multi-storey building caught fire in the Sviatoshynskyi district, while three cars caught fire elsewhere in the city. One person was injured.
A private home was damaged in the Darnytskyi district. Preliminary reports said there were no casualties.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Russian army fired about 110 rockets at Ukraine, most of which were shot down.
“Today, Russia struck using almost everything in its arsenal: ballistic missiles, S-300 surface-to-air missiles, cruise missiles, drones. Strategic bombers launched Kh-101 cruise missiles,” Zelensky wrote.
As well as Kyiv, explosions were reported in the cities of Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Konotop, Odesa and Zaporizhzhia.
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said the city was struck twice with S-300 and Kh-22 missiles. According to Kharkiv Region Governor Oleh Syniehubov, there were no casualties, but the scale of the damage was still being assessed.
A missile also struck the city of Konotop, in the Sumy region, injuring three people and damaging a residential building.
Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said the city was attacked by 10 Shahed drones, killing one person, injuring 15 others and causing a fire at a critical facility. Two schools and 13 multi-storey buildings were reportedly damaged.
The aftermath of the attack on Lviv. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine
In Odesa, the wreckage of a downed drone reportedly fell on a multi-storey building, causing a fire to break out. Two residents were killed and 15 were injured, including two children aged six and eight, Odesa Governor Oleh Kiper said.
The aftermath of the attack on Odesa. Photo: Ukrainian Interior Ministry
Four people were killed and approximately a dozen others were injured in Russian shelling in the Dnipropetrovsk region, Governor Serhiy Lysak said, adding that a maternity hospital and a shopping centre have also been damaged.
The aftermath of the attack on Dnipro. Photo: Ukrainian National Police