Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces focused Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, as a part of an in a single day bombardment felt throughout the nation, native officers mentioned Saturday, whereas drones that Russian officers blamed on the Ukrainian navy focused areas round Moscow and the area of Smolensk.

A ballistic missile was shot down because it approached the Ukrainian capital, mentioned Serhii Popko, head of the Kyiv Metropolis Army Administration. He mentioned that nobody was injured.

The Ukrainian air drive later confirmed an Iskander-M ballistic missile was used within the assault, the primary tried missile strike on Kyiv in virtually two months.

Elsewhere in Ukraine, the strikes killed 4 individuals in three areas: two in Kherson, one in Dnipropetrovsk and one other in Zaporizhzhia, native officers reported.

Ukraine’s air protection programs actively repelled assaults in Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy, and Kirovohrad areas. The nation’s air drive mentioned Russian troops launched 31 Shahed-136/131 drones, of which 19 have been shot down.

The strike within the Odesa area broken the town’s port infrastructure and a small neighborhood of cottages, injuring three individuals together with a 96-year-old girl, mentioned regional governor, Oleh Kiper.

Russian forces additionally launched an X-31 plane missile, an Onyx anti-ship missile, and an S-300 anti-aircraft guided missile in a single day, mentioned Ukrainian navy spokesperson Yuri Ihnat, however didn’t give additional particulars.

In Moscow, Russia’s protection ministry mentioned that its aerial strikes had hit an ammunition depot serving the forty third mechanized brigade of Ukraine’s Armed Forces close to the village of Devichki within the Kyiv area. In a web-based assertion, it mentioned that Ukrainian drones had been shot down over the Smolensk and Moscow areas.

Smolensk governor, Vasiliy Anokhin, posted on social media that nobody was wounded within the assault.

In the meantime, trains carrying cargo in Russia’s Ryazan area have been derailed Saturday morning as a result of “unauthorized interference,” Moscow rail operator MZHD mentioned.

Russian legislation enforcement mentioned that 15 prepare carriages had been derailed southeast of the capital, whereas MZHD reported the quantity as 19. A number of Russian media shops additionally reported that an explosion was heard within the neighborhood on Saturday morning, though this might not be independently verified by The Related Press.

Russian officers have beforehand blamed pro-Ukrainian saboteurs for a number of assaults on the nation’s railway system since Moscow invaded the nation in February 2022, though no group has claimed accountability for the injury.

Kyiv has not commented on Saturday’s assaults.

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