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Russia massively attacks Ukrainian regions, air defense forces are working in most of them

29 December, 2022 Thursday
18:13

On December 29, Ukrainian air defense forces are working in Kyiv, Sumy, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Zhytomyr and Odesa regions, as well as in Kyiv. Explosions were also heard in other regions

Commander-in-Chief of Ukraine's Armed Forces Valerii Zaluzhnyi reported that the Defense Forces destroyed 54 of 69 enemy cruise missiles.

“This morning, the aggressor launched air- and sea-based cruise missiles, anti-aircraft guided missiles to the S-300 air defense system at the Ukrainian energy infrastructure facilities. According to preliminary data, a total of 69 missiles were used in the strike. The Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 54 enemy cruise missiles,” he wrote.

The Air Force Command warns of a massive missile attack.

"After the night attack of kamikaze drones, the enemy is attacking Ukraine from different directions with cruise missiles from air and sea from strategic aircraft and ships," the department wrote.

Also, the military observe high activity of the tactical aviation of the Russian forces.

Ukrainians are asked to stay in shelters.

Kyiv and the region

At 11:21, the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, wrote that 40% of the capital's residents do not have electricity. However, heat and water supply is provided as usual, except for houses where the operation of boiler rooms depends on electricity.

As of 10:46, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported about 16 missiles shot down by air defense forces over the capital

Kyiv City Military Administration reports on the work of Ukrainian air defense forces in the capital. There are damages in the Darnytskyi, Holosiivskyi and Pecherskyi districts.

The situation as of 09:30:

Air defense was working. Two private houses in the Darnytskyi district were damaged by the fragments of downed missiles. 

An industrial enterprise in the Holosiivskyi district and a playground in the Pecherskyi district were also damaged. 

Currently, three people were injured in Kyiv. One of them is a 14-year-old girl. All of them were hospitalized, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

Earlier, he wrote that two people were rescued from a damaged private house. Doctors provided them with medical aid on the spot.

Rescuers continue the search and rescue operations. Also, on one of the main streets, missile fragments damaged a car.

Klitschko also emphasizes that there may be power outages. He urges to charge phones and other devices, as well as to stock up on water.

The head of the Kyiv regional military administration Oleksiy Kuleba also wrote that air defense is working in the region.

Donetsk region

Two Russian rockets hit the resettlement center in Kostiantynivka, Donetsk region, where 42 people were staying. One civilian was injured.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, wrote that two more enemy missiles hit the area near the former cinema and the dormitory yard.

“The windows of the buildings were damaged, but no one was hurt. Not a day goes by that the Russians do not commit a war crime in the Donetsk region. We carefully document each of their strikes,” Kyrylenko emphasized.

Sumy region

On Telegram, the operational command North informs that two Russian missiles were shot down in Sumy region: "Another Russian missile was destroyed over Sumy region by Air Defense Forces."

Mykolaiv region

The head of the Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration Vitalii Kim wrote that Ukrainian Air Defense Forces shot down three Russian missiles over the sea. A few minutes later there was information about two more downed shells.

Poltava region

The head of the Poltava regional military administration Dmytro Lunin confirmed the work of air defense in the region.

Zhytomyr region

Explosions were also heard in Zhytomyr region, air defense was triggered, said the head of Zhytomyr Regional Military Administration Vitaliy Bunechko.

Odesa region

Air defense units shot down 21 missiles over the region. The fragments of one of the Russian missiles hit a residential building. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

"Unfortunately, as a result of the hits, the energy infrastructure was damaged, so there are emergency power cuts in the region. All services are on the ground and working," said the head of Odesa regional military administration Maksym Marchenko.

In the village of Stepove, the fragments of a cruise missile hit a residential building, the regional police said. The consequences are being clarified.

Kharkiv region

"Kharkiv city and Kharkiv region are under attack by Russian missiles. Preliminary, there are 4 missiles, probably S-300, in Nemyshlyanskyi and Osnovyanskyi districts. Critical infrastructure is in the crosshairs," said Oleh Synyehubov, head of the regional military administration.

Rescuers are working at the site. Information on the destruction and victims is being clarified.

As of 09:03, subway traffic was stopped in Kharkiv, but at 09:51 the press service reported the resumption of transport traffic.

"Kharkiv city and Kharkiv region are under attack of Russian missiles. Preliminary, there are 4 missiles, probably S-300, in Nemyshlyanskyi and Osnovyanskyi districts. Critical infrastructure is in the crosshairs," said Oleh Synyehubov, head of the regional military administration.

Rescuers are working at the site. Information on the destruction and victims is being clarified.

As of 09:03, the subway traffic in Kharkiv stopped, but at 09:51 the press service reported the resumption of transport traffic.

Prior to that, the mayor of the regional center Ihor Terekhov wrote that there were a series of explosions in the city. Preliminary, there are arrivals in the Sloboda district. The information on what objects were hit and whether there are victims is still being clarified.

Lviv region

At 09:48, the mayor of Lviv, Andrii Sadovyi, reported on the blackout of 90% of the city: “90% of the city is without power. We are waiting for additional information from the energy companies. Trams and trolleybuses are not running in the city. There may be interruptions in the water supply. We are switching to the work of diesel generators at critical infrastructure facilities.”

The air defense system was triggered in the Lviv region. Head of the Regional Military Administration Maksym Kozytskyy and the mayor of the city Andriy Sadovyi claim there were explosions.

"Some of the missiles launched by the enemy were shot down by air defense forces in Lviv region. There is a threat of repeated attacks. Do not leave the shelter," said Kozytskyy at 10:02.

According to Sadovyi, currently, 90% of the city is without electricity. The authorities are waiting for more information from power companies.

Trams and trolleybuses are not running in the city. There may be interruptions in the water supply. The city switches to diesel generators at critical infrastructure facilities.

Also, some locals wrote about an explosion in the Chernihiv region. Currently, the information is not confirmed.

Ivano-Frankivsk region

At 11:58, the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration, Svitlana Onyshchuk, reported that an enemy missile had hit an energy facility in the region, and a fire broke out in an area of ​​50 square meters.

“As of 11:25 am, the fire has been contained, and there are no victims. Another rocket damaged a private residential building on the territory of the Tlumak Territorial Community, but did not explode. There were no people in the house at the time the rocket hit. Fortunately, no one was injured,” she wrote.

Svitlana Onyshchuk also reported on the fall of rockets on the territory of the region, which they promised to neutralize later.

At 10:46, Deputy Head of the Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko informed about a missile hitting a house in a village in the Ivano-Frankivsk region: "Morning, a village in Ivano-Frankivsk region, almost a thousand kilometers from Russia. A missile flies directly into the house and miraculously does not explode. There is no limit to Russian cynicism.”

Text of the Telegram post:

Morning, a village in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, almost a thousand kilometers from Russia. A missile flies directly into the house and miraculously does not explode. There is no limit to Russian cynicism.”

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