Russia attacks Ukraine with Kh-47 Kinzhal missiles, strikes reported in Khmelnytskyi region, explosions in Kyiv
On the afternoon of December 14, Russia fired Kh-47 Kinzhal missiles toward Starokostiantyniv, Khmelnytskyi region. There were explosions near the town, as well as in Kyiv and Zhytomyr region.
The Ukrainian Air Force reported the launch of the missiles.
A MiG-31K of the Russian Aerospace Forces was recorded taking off from the Savasleyka airfield (a village in the Kulebaki urban district of the Nizhny Novgorod region) and launching missiles.
On December 14, air raid alerts are heard all over Ukraine.
The first deputy head of the Khmelnytsky regional military administration, Serhiy Tyurin, said that two explosions occurred in the region. There were no casualties or damage.
"The enemy attacked Khmelnytsky region with rockets. During the air raid (14:09 - 14:57), an explosion occurred in Starokostiantyniv community in Khmelnytskyi district. Later, during the next air raid (15:36 - 16:15), an explosion also occurred in the area of Myrolyubnen community, Khmelnytskyi district. Relevant services are working at the sites where the missiles fell," he wrote.
Telegram channels also reported explosions in Kyiv.
Ruslan Kravchenko, the head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, noted that the alarm was activated four times in the region.
"There were no casualties. No hits to civilian infrastructure or falling debris from downed targets were recorded. The information is being checked," he wrote.
What the Ukrainian Air Force reports
Yuriy Ihnat, spokesman for the Air Force Command, said during a telethon that Russia had indeed attacked Starokostiantyniv.
"The missiles were launched and headed to the Khmelnytskyi region in the direction of Starokostiantyniv. The air alert was announced at about 14:09, and 10 minutes later, around 14:20, there was an arrival in the Khmelnytskyi region," he said.
Ihnat did not specify what exactly the Russian missiles targeted. There is also no information about human casualties.
- Earlier, the Russians began refueling their MiGs in the air. This process lasts several hours, which is why air raid alerts in Ukraine last for a long time. On November 17, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy instructed the military and the government to find a solution to the MiG-31K alerts.