Russia has launched a large-scale attack on Ukraine: explosions in Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv and other regions, with arrivals, deaths and injuries
On the morning of December 29, the aggressor country of Russia launched missile strikes against Ukraine, resulting in at least 18 deaths and 132 injuries. Landings were reported in Sumy, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Odesa, while damage was caused by falling debris in Dnipro and Kyiv .
Theenemy launched about 122 missiles - "everything except Kalibr"- and the air defense forces destroyed 87 targets. This attack continued in several waves, and air alerts were declared twice in almost all regions of the country.
Russia has sent many bombers into the sky
According to monitoring channels, on Friday morning, the enemy sent about two dozen bombers into the sky. Residents of the "red" regions were urged to take shelter immediately.
"Threat of cruise missile launches! Do not ignore the air raid alarms! Go to the shelter!" the Ukrainian Air Force said at 04:57.
At that time, missiles were seen flying in Sumy and Poltava regions, and then explosions were reported in Cherkasy and Kharkiv regions . Air defense was in operation.
"There are nine TU-95MS and nine TU-22M3 aircraft in the air. Two TU-22M3s are in the Voronezh area. Please wake up and respond to the alarms," says the post on the Mykolaiv Vanek Telegram channel.
According to him, the occupiers also launched decoys along with missiles. At the same time, Kharkiv was under Russian fire from S-300 missiles, and Shaheds continued to fly in the sky over Lviv region.
At 05:35 , the Air Force announced that the missile threat had been lifted for all regions except Kharkiv.
After 06:00, reports of enemy missile launches continued. Monitoring channels reported that the enemy was launching X-101/555/55 from Tu-95MS aircraft in the Engels area.
Later, the Ukrainian Air Force reported the movement of ballistic missiles from the south to Dnipro and Pavlohrad, as well as the repeated movement of cruise missiles through Sumy region in the direction of Poltava (Myrhorod).
Consequences of the Russian missile attack
At least 18 people were killed in the massive Russian attack. There are also 132 wounded, including children, the National Police of Ukraine reported around 13:00. According to the military authorities in the affected regions, the number of casualties is higher - 19.
At 06:44, the Sumy Regional Military Administration confirmed a rocket attack on the city of Konotop, which injured three people, damaged a high-rise building and a service station, and set a car on fire.
The city of Kharkiv was under several waves of enemy shelling with S-300 missiles. Dozens of hits occurred, killing three and injuring 13 local residents.
The enemy hit a shopping center, killing five people and injuring 28. A maternity hospital was also hit. SES units rescued four patients.
An apartment building and infrastructure were damaged in the city as a result of rocket attacks . One person was killed and 24 residents of Lviv region were injured.
In Odesa, a three-story building has been hit, with people possibly trapped under the rubble. At least two other buildings were damaged in the city. Rescuers rescued 23 people from a 17-story residential building. A total of three people were killed. The number of injured residents of the region has reached 27.
Occupants launched rocket attacks on infrastructure facilities in Zaporizhzhia: four people were killed and one wounded. A high-rise building, other buildings and a tram were damaged in the city.
Data on targets downed
Ukrainian Armed Forces spokesman Yurii Ihnat said during the telethon that Russia launched everything at Ukraine today except Kalibr cruise missiles.
"The occupants used "Daggers", ballistic missiles, S-300, cruise missiles, X-22 or X-32, and UAVs. About 18 strategic bombers launched X-101/X-505," he listed.
Head of the Kyiv City Military Administration Serhii Popko noted that the air alert was announced three times in the capital and lasted almost five hours in total. During this time, air defense forces shot down more than three dozen air targets over Kyiv.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the enemy's attack on Ukraine and promised a response. According to him, Russia fired 110 missiles, most of which were shot down by the defenders of the sky.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said that during massive attacks with drones and missiles at night and in the morning of December 29, the enemy used at least 158 air attack vehicles to strike Ukraine. The rest were missiles, 87 of which were destroyed.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, during the air attack by kamikaze drones on the night of December 28-29, explosions were heard in Lviv. The mayor of the city, Andrii Sadovyi, confirmed two arrivals of the "Shahed" in the regional center.