Russia launches missile attack on Poltava region, air defense works in Khmelnytskyi
On the night of October 31, Russia launched a combined air strike on the Ukrainian territory using tactical aircraft, missiles, and Shahed drones
The Ukrainian Air Force reports.
At about 11:40 p.m., an air raid alert was declared in the Sumy, Chernihiv, Poltava, and Kharkiv regions due to the activity of Russian tactical aircraft along the border.
Missiles were spotted in the Sumy region and were flying in the direction of Myrhorod.
Local Telegram channels reported explosions in Myrhorod, Poltava region. There is no official information on the causes and consequences of the explosions. Monitoring publics reported that Kh-59 missiles were launched by Russian aircraft.
Immediately after midnight, the all-clear signal was announced, and a few minutes later, missile threats were declared in the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions, and Russia's Shahed drones appeared in the Mykolaiv region.
At 1:18 a.m., the Ukrainian Air Force reported that air defense was operating in the Mykolaiv region to counter attack UAVs.
At 1:52 a.m., it was reported that the Shahed drones were moving northwest to the territory of Kirovohrad region.
At about 2:20 a.m., according to the Alert Map, the air threat spread to the Cherkasy and Vinnytsia regions.
At 3:21 a.m., it was reported that the Shahed drones were moving westward. The Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, and Khmelnytskyi regions are in danger.
At about 4:00 a.m., the Ukrainian Air Force reported that the drones were flying in the direction of Starokostiantyniv, Khmelnytskyi region.
The first deputy head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Tyurin, posted on Facebook about the air defense work in the region.
"Residents of Khmelnytskyi district could hear explosions. Air defense forces are working," he wrote.
The official urged everyone to stay in shelters. Shortly afterward, Tyurin thanked the air defense forces for their reliable defense.
"There were no casualties or damage as a result of the UAV attack," he emphasized.
The mayor of Khmelnytskyi, Oleksandr Symchyshyn, also reported on the work of the air defense on Telegram.
"We are grateful to the air defense forces for their quality and efficient work!" said Symchyshyn.
At 4:12 a.m., the all-clear signal was announced.
At 6:20 a.m., Philip Pronin, head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration, confirmed the attack on Myrhorod district.
"A nighttime enemy missile attack. According to preliminary information, there were no casualties, no damage to civilian or critical infrastructure," he wrote.