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Russia launches massive attack on Kryvyi Rih

11 September, 2023 Monday
10:13

On Monday morning, September 11, Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk region experienced loud explosions. It's reported that enemy drones and missiles were launched toward the city

This was reported by Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the city's Defense Council. 

"The enemy attacked Ukraine, including our city, with missiles and Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs," he wrote.

According to Vilkul, Russia launched two combined attacks using missiles and Shahed-type UAVs. There were no civilian casualties.

The explosions heard by the residents at night and in the morning are the work of air defense against drones. Air defense forces destroyed 11 attack drones in the skies over the region. A fire broke out in a neighborhood in Kryvyi Rih, but it has been extinguished. 

The head of the city's defense council emphasized that all critical infrastructure, public transportation, and social and medical institutions are working steadily in Kryvyi Rih.

At about 07:40 the explosions were reported by Oleksandr Vilkul. He shared this information, urging people not to film or share it online.

Earlier, at 03:43, the Ukrainian Armed Forces' Air Force reported that occupiers had released two groups of Shahed drones from the south and east towards Kryvyi Rih. Later, missile launches were confirmed

Around 07:22, the Air Force issued a warning about the potential use of attack drones in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

Explosions in Kryvyi Rih on September 8

On September 8, Russian invaders attacked the police administration building in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, resulting in the death of a policeman and injuries to 74 people. 

The Air Defense Forces stated that the police administration building was struck by an Iskander-K missile. 

Subsequently, the National Police of Ukraine released a video depicting the immediate aftermath of the shelling.

The attack damaged over 80 houses and 1,967 apartments, affecting more than 5,000 city residents. An operational headquarters was established in the city to address the consequences of the Russian shelling.

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