The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that the Russians launched 81 missiles of various bases during a massive missile strike against critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, including:
- 28 launches of Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles;
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- 20 launches of Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles;
- 6 launches of Kh-22 air-based cruise missiles;
- 6 launches of Kh-47 Kinzhal air-based cruise missiles;
- 8 launches of guided air missiles: 2 – Kh-31P; 6 – Kh-59;
- 13 launches of S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles.
In addition, 8 launches of Shahed-136/131 kamikaze UAVs were carried out.
As reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the forces and means of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in cooperation with units of other Defense Forces of Ukraine destroyed 34 cruise missiles from 48 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, Kalibr, as well as 4 Shahed-136/131 UAVs".
"As a result of the organized countermeasures, 8 Kh-31P and Kh-59 guided air missiles did not reach their targets," the statement of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine states.
At this time, it is reported about the operation of air defense in most regions of Ukraine and about the possibility of damage to infrastructure facilities in various cities of Ukraine. Unfortunately, there are victims among the civilian population.
On the map above: the consequences of the night attack of the russians on the territory of Ukraine: Red marks "arrivals", blue - air defense worked.
Kyiv: Energy infrastructure facilities of the Svyatoshinsky and Goloseevsky districts were hit by Russian missiles. A car caught fire in the courtyard of a residential building. Power outages began. There are people injured.
Lviv region, Zolochiv community: a Russian rocket hit residential buildings, killing 4 people.
Zhytomyr: The Russians attacked with Shahed-type kamikaze drones. The city was partially left without electricity and without water. According to the mayor, the situation is difficult, but controllable. He announced many blackouts.
Kharkiv: Approximately 15 explosions were reported (very likely that the russians used S-300 rockets), strikes were made on the city's energy infrastructure, a residential building was reported hit. The city is partially de-energized, in some areas there are problems with water supply. In particular, Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said explosions were registered in the south-western part of the city and rescue services were on their way. Two people were injured. Power supply has been cut pre-emptively to about 15% of Kyiv residents, he said.
Odesa region: media reports an “arrival” on the object of the energy infrastructure of the region, as well as damage to residential buildings, emergency power outages began.
Dnipropetrovsk region: media writes about arrivals in 4 districts. Power infrastructure and industrial enterprises were damaged. According to preliminary information, one dead and two injured from the Russian terrorist attack are reported.
Kryvyi Rih district: 2 energy infrastructure facilities were attacked.
Mykolaiv region: a blow to the energy infrastructure.
Zaporizhia region: media writes about the impact on the energy infrastructure. Preventive blackouts have been introduced in the region.
According to the company Enerhoatom, strikes cut off Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant from the power grid. “Today, the last line of communication between the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP and the Ukrainian power system has been cut off. Fuel for operation remains for 10 days,” the company said in a statement. In August last year fires caused by shelling cut the last remaining power line to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, temporarily disconnecting it from the grid for the first time in nearly 40 years of operation. Then, it took two weeks for power to be restored to the plant.
As Defense Express reported, having failed to freeze Ukrainian citizens during wintertime, russia was looking for a new more fruitful way to spend their long-range weapons.
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