Two people were killed and several others injured in the wreckage of a massive Russian missile attack on Kiev, the biggest airstrikes on the Ukrainian capital since the spring.
According to, Russia launched 28 missiles and 16 drones in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Ukrainian Air Force, Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed all missiles and 15 out of 16 drones in the regions of Kiev, Cherkasy, Odessa, Mykolaiv and Zhytomyr.
Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk said, “Tonight, almost all of the enemy’s air bases were destroyed.” Said on Telegram. “Thank you to all the defenders who participated in repelling the airstrike!”
Debris from downed missiles and drones fell in the Darnitsky and Shevchenkivsky districts of Kiev, Strike Two people and three others injured. Two victim There were security guards, aged between 26 and 36 years. Several fires broke out in both districts, damaging non-residential buildings.
It was the biggest attack on Kiev in the last few months, Said City Military Administration of Kiev.
“Kiev has not experienced such a powerful attack since the spring,” Sergei Popko, the head of the CMVA, said on a telegram. “The enemy launched a massive combined attack using drones and missiles.”
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of Zelensky’s office, called The attack on Kiev is “undoubtedly a deliberate attack on the civilian population”.
there was some fire informed of Outside the city, also in the wider Kiev area, where many residential buildings were damaged.
Also in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Russia said it had repelled several attempted airstrikes by Ukrainian forces in several areas.
In the Pskov region, located on the western edge of Russia near the borders of Latvia and Estonia, several military transport aircraft caught fire as a result of the attack. informed of Russian state news agency TASS.
In central Russia, the Russian Ministry of Defense Said It repulsed all attempts at airstrikes and there were no casualties. Alexander Bogomaz, governor of the Bryansk region where seven drones were reportedly downed, Said The Ukrainian military tried to attack a TV tower in the area, but without success.
Moscow had three airports temporarily Closed on Wednesday, but the restrictions were later lifted, TASS reported.
Moscow too Said It repelled an attack on Wednesday east of Snake Island in the Black Sea, in which a Ukrainian high-speed military boat was destroyed.
of Ukraine Drone strikes passed fast Russian territory has been targeted in recent months, including on its territory Capital, Moscow, Ukraine did not immediately comment on the attacks or claim responsibility.