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Russia attacked Kyiv with missiles: air defense worked, some houses caught fire due to debris fall. Photo

Explosions occurred in Kyiv

On the night of Wednesday, December 13, Russian occupation forces launched another attack on Kyiv. A series of powerful explosions occurred in the Ukrainian capital at around 3:00 a.m. Air Defense Forces were working on enemy targets, fires broke out due to falling debris and there were victims.

An air raid alert was declared in Kyiv and Chernihiv regions. The Ukrainian Air Force warned of a missile threat.

According to monitoring channels, Kyiv was attacked by ballistic missiles from the north again, just like on December 11. Previously, the enemy launched missiles (probably Iskander-M) from the territory of the Bryansk region.

The Kyiv RMA reported that all enemy targets flying towards Kyiv were destroyed by Air Defense Forces and other means.

The Ukrainian Air Force said that the enemy launched 10 missiles at the capital: they flew on a ballistic trajectory. The defenders of the sky shot down all 10 air targets over the capital.

Also that night, the enemy attacked Ukraine with 10 kamikaze drones: all of them were destroyed.

Consequences of the attack

Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko said that cars were burning in the yard of a residential building in the Dniprovskyi district. This was caused by the debris fall of the enemy missiles.

The Kyiv RMA noted that after the air defense system shot down enemy targets over Kyiv, numerous pieces of debris fell on the left bank of the city.

"In particular, there is a fire in an apartment building in the Dniprovskyi district. State Emergency Service units are working," the statement said.

Klychko clarified that the facade of the residential building was damaged by missile fragments. The evacuation of residents began: 15 people, including four children, were taken outside. Fire and rescue services and medics were working at the scene. According to the Kyiv RMA, the fire started on the 7th-floor balcony.

"There are many victims. Most of the injuries are related to cuts from the glass as a result of the windows smashed by the blast wave. All victims are being provided with medical assistance," the statement said.

The missile fragments also fell on a private residential building in the Dniprovskyi district, causing a fire on an area of 2 square meters.

Debris fell on three more private residential buildings, and partial destruction of both the buildings and ancillary structures was recorded. However, there were no fires.

In addition, an enemy's missile debris landed on the territory of the hospital.

"Windows in several buildings of the institution were blown out. One person was injured. The police have arrived at the scene and are inspecting the crater on the territory of the medical institution," Klychko said.

In one of the children's hospitals in the Dniprovskyi district, windows were smashed and the main entrance to the institution was damaged.

In addition, the water supply network in the area was damaged as a result of the missile fragments falling on the roadway.

"Emergency crews are working on the spot to quickly repair the damage," Klychko said at about 5 a.m.

A one-story residential building in the Darnytskyi district caught fire due to falling debris. The area of the fire is 400 square meters, preliminary, there were no casualties.

Debris fell on the roadway in the Holosiivskyi district without further combustion.

Consequences of debris fall in Darnytskyi district

The interim head of the Darnytsia district administration, Mykola Kalashnyk, said that rescuers continued to work at the site of the crash. "An ambulance is on duty, and an investigative team is working. Residents have been evacuated," he wrote.

Houses caught fire
Consequences of the Russian attack on Kyiv
Rescuers were working at the scene

Missile debris was burning in an open area and on the roadway in the Desnianskyi district.

In addition, there was a fire on the 7th floor of a 9-storey residential building. 8 cars in the yard of the building were also on fire.

"The residents were evacuated. 17 people were rescued, including 7 children. The Red Cross is working at the scene, a Kyivpastrans bus is being used to warm people up, and a psychological service is being provided. The injured were provided with medical aid. Burning missile fragments were found t two other locations in the district in an open area," said Serhii Popko, head of the Kyiv City Administration.

Klychko said that a total of 53 people were injured in the night attack. 20 of them, including two children, were hospitalized. Medics treated 33 wounded on the spot. In particular, 6 children.

The Kyiv City Military Administration reported that the oldest victim is 80 years olda and the youngest is only 5. All were provided with medical care.

Fortunately, there was no information about the dead.

As reported by OBOZ.UA:

- On the morning of Monday, December 11, a series of explosions occurred in Kyiv before the air raid alert was announced. Later it became known that air defense systems were operating in the city, fragments of enemy missiles fell in several districts, and there were victims.

- Fragments of an enemy's missiles fell directly on a resident's garden in Darnytskyi district, causing an explosion that damaged private houses and completely destroyed one. A four-meter-deep crater was created at the site of the explosion.

- The Air Force explained that ballistic missiles fly very fast and air defense forces have a matter of minutes to respond to the threat and destroy the targets. That is why the alert in Kyiv and the region during the night attack on December 11 was announced immediately after the first explosions.

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