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Russia launshes missiles from Tu-95 in night attack on Ukraine, causing civilian casualties in Kharkiv

8 July, 2024 Monday
10:58

On the night of July 8, several groups of missiles attacked northern Ukraine. Earlier, Russian troops attacked Kharkiv and Sumy, injuring two women in Kharkiv

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Ukraine's Air Force reported the information.

Explosion in Sumy region and Kharkiv

An explosion was heard in Sumy at 11:28 p.m., Suspilne reports. At 0:48 a.m., the city military administration announced a missile strike on the outskirts of Sumy. The consequences are being clarified.

In the morning, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported a nighttime attack on the city. The explosion, according to Suspilne, occurred at 0:27 a.m.

"The Osnovianskyi district of the city was under Russian fire. Three private houses were damaged, one of them was on fire. Two women were injured, both hospitalized," he wrote.

According to the regional military administration, the fire in Kharkiv was caused by the fall of ammunition fragments. The injured women are 50 and 75 years old.

Ukraine's air defense forces destroy 3 out of 6 missiles launched by Russia

On the night of Monday, July 8, Russian troops launched 6 missiles at Ukraine. Ukrainian air defenders managed to destroy 3  cruise missiles, according to the Commander of Ukraine's Air Force, Mykola Oleshchuk.

Last night Russia attacked Ukraine with air- and ground-based missiles.

In particular, 4 Kh-101 missiles were launched from Tu-95MS strategic aircraft (launch area - airspace of the Saratov region, Russia) and two more Iskander-M ballistic missiles from Russia's Kursk region and the occupied Crimea.

As a result of combat operations, air defense destroyed 3 Kh-101 cruise missiles in Zhytomyr and Cherkasy regions. 

Poland raises air force due to Russian night attack

On the night of Monday, July 8, Polish and allied air forces took to the skies in response to Russia's nighttime attack on Ukrainian territory.

The Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces reported the information.

The Polish military has warned that there may be an increase in noise levels in the southeast of the country due to aircraft flights. 

"Tonight, intense activity of the Russian Federation's long-range aviation is observed, including strikes on facilities located in western Ukraine," the statement said.

The Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces noted that the last time such activity of Russian aviation was recorded was on the night of June 21-22.

"All the necessary procedures have been implemented to ensure the safety of Polish airspace, and the Polish Operational Command is constantly monitoring the situation," the Polish military said.

  • On Saturday, July 6, the Romanian Defense Ministry announced that it was sending up its F-16 fighter jets because of a Russian drone attack on targets in southern Ukraine.
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