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Russia's night attack: two strikes on Kharkiv, explosions in Poltava

17 May, 2024 Friday
10:49

On the night of 16 May, the Russian army attacked the territory of Ukraine with Shaheds and missiles. There were explosions in Poltava and two strikes on Kharkiv

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Strikes on Kharkiv

At 11:23 p.m., Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported that explosions had been heard in the city. 

"Air defence is working, do not leave the shelters and be careful," wrote the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov. 

Later, Syniehubov said there were reports on a strike on Kharkiv. A fire broke out at the site of the hit. At 11:23 p.m., another explosion was heard in Kharkiv. 

According to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Russian troops carried out at least five strikes on the city with drones. 

Later, Sinehubov reported a missile strike on the city. According to Suspilne TV, about a dozen explosions were heard in the city as of 0:15 a.m..

Regional Military Administration: According to the updated information, there were hits in Osnovianskyi and Novobavarskyi districts of Kharkiv. No information on casualties has been received so far.

In the morning, Syniehubov said that Russian troops had attacked Kharkiv with drones at least twice. Around midnight, a drone hit an open area. Three houses were damaged as a result.

Within 50 minutes, the second UAV hit an open area. Partial damage to the windows of a 5-storey residential building was recorded. The building of the city district administration was also damaged. 

Explosions in Poltava

At the same time, Suspilne reports that an explosion was heard in Poltava at 11:41 p.m. At 11:46 p.m., the explosions were heard again. 

"The enemy is attacking the Poltava region! Stay in shelters until the alarm goes off!", wrote Filip Pronin, head of the Poltava Regional Military Administration.

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