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Russia attacks Ukraine with Shahed drones and missiles, killing and injuring civilians

18 January, 2024 Thursday
10:57

On the evening of January 17, Russian forces launched Shahed UAVs and missiles to attack Ukraine

Russia fires missiles at the Kharkiv region

The Ukrainian Air Force warned residents of the Kharkiv region about the threat of ballistic weapons.

Russian troops attacked Chuhuiv with S-300 missiles. The head of the Kharkiv Military Garrison, Serhiy Melnyk, reported this on his Telegram channel.

Preliminary, there is damage to an educational institution. According to Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, a civilian woman who was a boiler room operator was killed.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, a 61-year-old woman who worked as a boiler room operator at the school was killed in the attack. A 45-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man were also injured. Another 82-year-old woman suffered an acute stress reaction.

Falling debris in the Sumy region

The falling wreckage of the downed Shahed caused the destruction of the roof of the technical room and the fire of two trucks. Emergency services are working at the scene. 

"Preliminary, no one was injured. The information is being clarified," the statement says.

Damage to a farm in the Dnipropetrovsk region

Air defense was also active in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Four Shaheds are known to have been shot down.

In the Pavlohrad district, the wreckage of the downed UAV fell on the territory of a farm, writes the head of the Regional Military Administration Serhiy Lysak.

"There was a fire there. Rescuers quickly extinguished the fire. One building was destroyed. The roofs of two buildings were damaged," the statement says.

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