Ukraine under massive Russian attack

January 2,2024 771
Ukraine under massive Russian attack

On the night of January 1-2, Russia carried out one of the most extensive attacks on Ukraine. Occupiers used various means of attack, including cruise missiles and “Kinzhal” hypersonic air-launched ballistic missiles.

“Tonight, the enemy essentially repeated the attack of December 29, both in terms of missile types and the number of air attack means. The result of the combat work that you see every day … is not achieved easily. It is achieved through the persistent work of thousands of defenders of the sky of all the Armed Forces of Ukraine who defend the country without sleep and rest,” reported Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, Ukraine’s Air Force Commander.

The invaders targeted critical infrastructure, industrial, civilian, and military facilities. According to the Air Force, the main direction of the attack was Kyiv.” According to preliminary results, the enemy used 99 means of air attack: missiles of various types.”

The Ukrainian air defense successfully downed the majority of Russian missiles: 10 aeroballistic missiles Kh-47M2 Kinzhal, 59 cruise missiles Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55, and 3 cruise missiles Kalibr.

Debris from the missiles fell in Kyiv’s Pecherskyi, Obolonskyi, Holosiivskyi, and Sviatoshynskyi districts. There are impacts on the territories of civilian infrastructure objects, with disruptions observed in electricity and water supply. In Kharkiv, the Russians hit residential areas of the city, resulting in one person killed and over 40 injured.

“Now, the elimination of the consequences of another Russian strike is underway. All necessary services are involved. Over 500 rescuers from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, communal services, energy workers, and police are engaged. In Kyiv and the region, Kharkiv. At the moment, there is information about 92 injured. Everyone is being provided with assistance. Unfortunately, four people have died. My condolences to the families and loved ones,” wrote the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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