Kyiv Residents To Take Air Raid Shelters As Russia Fires 120 Missiles
Russia fired over 120 missiles on Ukraine as a massive attack on 29th dec. After that Kyiv residents asked to take air raid shelters as sirens wail across the city.
The largest wave of strikes against national infrastructure in weeks hit multiple provinces of Ukraine, including the nation’s capital, on Thursday.
All around the nation, air raid sirens were audible. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s aide Mykhailo Podolyak, Russia launched around 120 missiles.
According to the Ukrainian air force, Russia sent explosive drones to certain areas overnight before stepping up the pressure the next day with “air and sea-based cruise missiles fired from critical aircraft and ships.”
KYIV After Russia launched its largest aircraft assault since the start of the conflict in February, residents of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, were advised to seek shelter in air raid bunkers early on Friday.
The Kyiv municipal administration sent out a warning about the air raid sirens shortly after 2:00 a.m. on its Telegram messenger app channel and instructed citizens to head to shelters.
Olekskiy Kuleba, the governor of the Kyiv area, posted on Telegram that there was a “drone attack” going on.
A Reuters witness saw several blasts and the rattle of anti-aircraft fire 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Kyiv.
In a video speech on Thursday night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that air commanders in the country’s center, southern, eastern, and western regions successfully repulsed 54 Russian missiles and 11 drones on Thursday.
Zelenskiy said that the majority of the country was experiencing power disruptions. The locations where electricity was lost “Particularly challenging” places included Kyiv, the southern cities of Odessa and Kherson, and their surrounding districts, as well as the area around Lviv close to Poland’s western border.
“However, this is nothing in comparison to what may have occurred if our valiant anti-aircraft men and air defense hadn’t been there, he continued.
On Thursday, video from Reuters showed rescuers sifting through the smoldering remains of Kyiv homes that had been demolished by a bomb and rocket smoke trails in the sky. Officials had earlier said that during the attack on Thursday, more than 120 missiles were launched.
The recent strikes destroyed more than 18 residential buildings and 10 important infrastructure assets, according to a statement from the defense ministry.
Millions of people are without heat and electricity in frequently frigid weather as a result of Russian airstrikes on energy infrastructure in recent months.