At least 10 injured in Russian drone strikes on southern and eastern Ukraine overnight

Russia launched a fresh wave of attacks on targets in southern and eastern Ukraine on Wednesday night that injured at least 10 people, local authorities have reported.

The Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) reported that Russia used 14 Shahed drones to attack the southern Ukrainian regions of Odesa and Mykolaiv, and that Ukrainian air defences downed 11 of them.

“Russian terrorists twice attacked Odesa with attack drones,” wrote Odesa region Governor Oleh Kiper on his Telegram channel, adding that “an industrial facility was hit, and residential buildings and civil infrastructure were damaged.”

Kiper reported that one drone hit a new residential building in the city and that one person had been hospitalised for burns caused by the resulting fire. He also reported explosions that four people had been injured when two drones crashed into a residential area.

The UAF also reported that Russia launched four S-300 surface-to-air missiles at Ukraine’s eastern Kharkiv region on Wednesday night. Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synyehubov reported that four people were injured in the region as a result of the attacks.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov announced a day of mourning in the city on Thursday in memory of the 10 people killed in a separate Russian missile attack on the city on Wednesday.

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