Russia launches massive attack on Ukraine: Poland activates aircraft

February 7,2024 1075
Russia launches massive attack on Ukraine: Poland activates aircraft

On the morning of February 7, Russia launched a massive attack on Ukraine, targeting six regions, as reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko. The affected areas include Kyiv, Kyiv Oblast, Mykolaiv Oblast, Lviv Oblast, Kharkiv Oblast, and Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Occupiers targeted Ukraine with 64 missiles of various types and kamikaze drones. The air defense system successfully destroyed 44 enemy targets. “In the early hours of February 7, 2024, the enemy carried out several strikes on the territory of Ukraine using various means of aerial attack, including attack UAVs, guided cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and anti-aircraft guided missiles,” reported the Ukrainian Air Force.

In Kyiv, the Russian attack resulted in the deaths of four civilians, with at least 38 people injured. In one of the city’s districts, a multi-story building was on fire, leading to the evacuation of 60 people. Additionally, a service station building and vehicles caught fire.

Currently, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, is visiting Kyiv. “Starting my morning in the shelter as air alarms are sounding across Kyiv. This is the daily reality of the brave Ukrainian people, since Russia launched its illegal aggression,” Borrell wrote. 

In Kyiv Oblast, at least 10 private houses, outbuildings, and infrastructure have been damaged. In Mykolaiv Oblast, one person has been killed. Russian attacks caused damage to 20 private houses and the gas network. Two more people were injured in Kharkiv; the enemy shelled the city from early morning. Dnipropetrovsk and Lviv oblasts escaped without casualties.

Amid Russia’s massive missile attack on Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Poland activated Polish and allied aviation. “We warn about the activation of Polish and allied aviation, which may be associated with an increased level of noise, especially in the country’s southeastern region,” said the command.

After the attack, Poland’s Minister of Special Services Coordination, Tomasz Siemoniak, stated that there was no indication of any change in Moscow’s policy and how the war was being conducted. “The West must draw conclusions: we support Ukraine, vote in the USA for support packages because there is no end in sight to this war, and Ukraine needs this support in the interests of the free world, which Russia brutally reminds us of,” he added.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also responded to Russia’s attack, saying, “My condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones. We will definitely respond to Russia – terrorists will always feel the consequences of their actions.”

Photos: Yevhen Kotenko, Serhii Loparev, Ukrinform

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