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Russia targets four regions across Ukraine, hits military facility in country’s west

3 November, 2023 Friday

On the night of November 3, Russian terrorists attacked Ukraine. In Kharkiv, civilian objects were hit. In Lviv region, a critical infrastructure site was attacked, and a military facility was hit in the Ivano-Frankivsk region

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported the launch of Shaheds and missiles.

On the evening of Thursday, November 2, Russian terrorists launched a massive shelling of Ukrainian territory. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russia launched Shaheds from the southern, northern and eastern directions. There were also reports of a missile threat.

As of 1:15 a.m. on Friday, air alerts were announced in almost all regions of Ukraine. From 2:30 to 4 a.m., the threat existed for the western regions. At 5:20 a.m., the Air Force announced that the threat had been over. At the beginning of 4 a.m., the alert was canceled in Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr regions. Within an hour, the alert was off for all western regions.

Kharkiv and Kharkiv region

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reports that there are hits in the city.

"The enemy is attacking Kharkiv. There are hits on civilian objects in one of the city's districts. There is a fire, which is being localized by our rescuers," Terekhov wrote at around 1 a.m.

Kharkiv regional prosecutor's office spokesman Dmytro Chubenko told Suspilne that Russia had launched about 10 strikes on Kharkiv and its suburbs.

"As a result of one of the strikes, a service station caught fire: garages and cars were on fire. A two-story building nearby was partially destroyed. It was not a residential building, but there are sleeping places inside for people who have left the Russian-occupied territories. Rescuers are now clearing the rubble," said Chubenko.

The State Emergency Service reported that a total of 5 fires broke out due to the strikes.

"The largest fire broke out in one of the Kharkiv districts . An administrative building, an abandoned sewing shop, a service station, garages, 8 cars and a residential building with a total area of over 1000 square meters were caught in flames.  There was a threat of the fire spreading to other buildings. The fire has been localized and is being liquidated," the press service wrote.

The rescuers added that, according to preliminary data, there were no casualties.

The head of the Regional Military Administration Syniehubov said that Kharkiv was attacked by 4 Shahed drones. He added that an educational institution was partially destroyed.  Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said that a three-story building on the territory of one of the colleges was partially destroyed.

"Eight Kharkiv residents with an intense stress reaction, including two children, went to the doctors. They received help on the spot. No one was injured. Also at night, around 11:45 p.m., the village of Korotych, Kharkiv district, was shelled, two non-residential buildings were damaged and fires broke out," he noted.

Lviv and Lviv region

According to the head of the Regional Military Administration, Maksym Kozytskyi, air defense was triggered in the Lviv region. The message appeared after 2:00am.

At around 3:05 a.m., Lviv region residents were warned of a new UAV threat. At 4:20am, Kozytskyi reported a major threat to Lviv. Later, he reported a threat to Yavoriv.

At about 8:40 a.m. Kozytskyi wrote about the consequences of the attack.

"There were five hits to a critical infrastructure facility in our region. Fortunately, there were no casualties. There was a fire, it was promptly extinguished," Kozytskyi wrote.

Ivano-Frankivsk region

Minister Klymenko wrote about the fire caused by the Russian attack.

"At about 6 a.m., the wreckage of a downed drone fell in Kalush district. A fire in a dormitory has been extinguished," he said.

Svitlana Onyshchuk, the head of the Regional Military Administration, reported an attack on a military facility.

"A military facility was attacked in Ivano-Frankivsk region. The relevant services immediately arrived at the scene. The fire has been localized," she wrote.

Odesa region

Oleh Kiper, the head of Regional Military Administration, said that air defense forces destroyed two Shahed-131/136 drones.

"Unfortunately, there was a hit on the technical territory of an infrastructure facility in the region. No casualties or severe damage were reported," he wrote.


According to Suspilne, explosions were heard in Kirovohrad, Kherson and Kharkiv regions as a result of the Russian attack.


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