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Russia attacks Kyiv and western Ukraine, cruise missile violates Polish airspace

24 March, 2024 Sunday
10:46

Russian troops have carried out a massive combined attack on Ukraine using missiles and strike drones. This caused a blaze at a critical infrastructure facility in Lviv region and left thousands of people in Dnipropetrovsk region without power.

On the night of Sunday, March 24, Russian troops launched attack drones and cruise missiles at Ukraine. Air Defense Forces destroyed 43 of them.

Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk reported that the Russian military attacked Ukraine with 29 Kh-101 / Kh-555 cruise missiles launched from 14 Tu-95MS strategic aircraft, as well as 28 Shahed-type attack drones launched from the Primorsko-Akhtarsk and Cape Chauda in the occupied Crimea.

Attack consequences in Kyiv region

Around 5 a.m., missiles attacked Kyiv. Residents of the capital heard explosions in different parts of the city. The air defense forces shot down about ten Russian missiles.

The fragments fell in the forest belt and on the territory of the park zone and residential areas. The façade of a multi-story building was damaged, the local authorities reported. There were no casualties.

Attack on Lviv region 

About 20 missiles and seven Shahed drones headed for Lviv region. The drones attacked a critical infrastructure facility. A fire broke out, reported Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the regional military administration. There was no information about the casualties.

The Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces reported in a communiqué that one Russian cruise missile flew for 39 seconds into Polish territory near the village of Osierdów. The monitoring group Monitor wrote that Polish F-16s were watching the missile.

Russian MiG-31K fighters also fired Kinzhal missiles at the Lviv region around 10 a.m.

According to Kozytskyi, there have been two hits to the same critical infrastructure facility that the invaders targeted at night.

The firefighters extinguished the fire were warned about the attack in time. They managed to move to a safe place.

Drone fragments falling in Dnipropetrovsk region

According to Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Russian troops attacked the region with attack drones at night. As a result of the fall of fragments in Kryvyi Rih, heating networks and a power line were damaged.

Several boiler houses in the city were shut down due to the voltage drop. Six hospitals, more than one and a half hundred educational institutions and 3,000 houses with a total population of 76,000 people were left without heat. One of the medical facilities had a power outage. It has been restored.

The aggressor also targeted critical infrastructure in the Nikopol region. The wreckage of a downed drone damaged a power facility. More than 3,000 subscribers in Nikopol and more than 6,400 in the district lost power. The power supply has been restored. 

Damage to port infrastructure

The Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine reported that last night the Russian forces launched two waves of attack drones, trying to attack a wide swath from the south of Odesa to Dnipro regions.

"In the operational area of the Southern Defense Forces, we managed to effectively work out 22 barrage shells: 15 were shot down in Dnipro region, 3 in Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, and 1 in Kherson region," the statement reads.

The military notes that Russians have returned to terrorizing the Danube region. Thus, the hit caused damage to the port infrastructure. Fortunately, people were not injured.

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