Russian attacks on 4 regions cause casualties, damage in Ukraine
On the night of October 22, the Russian army launched rocket, mortar, and artillery attacks on Kharkiv, Donetsk, Sumy, and Kherson regions. In Novy Korotych village, the postal office was hit, killing six people and injuring 16
The news was shared by Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko.
In the Kharkiv region, around 10:00 p.m., there was a missile attack on the postal terminal in Novyi Korotych. Six postal workers were killed, and 16 others were injured. The terminal building caught fire, and trucks on the premises also burned. It took 2 hours for firefighters to put out the flames. National Police investigators are at the scene to gather information.
In the Donetsk region, Russians launched an airstrike on an abandoned mine in Toretsk. Firefighters managed to extinguish the fires on the roof of a three-story administrative building and the machinery used there.
Around midnight, Kostyantynivka experienced a missile attack, which resulted in damage to three private homes.
During the night, the Russians attacked the Kherson region twice. At around 12:25 a.m., they used mortars to shell Kherson, and at approximately 3:00 a.m., they targeted the village of Stanislav with artillery. This led to damage to 2 private houses.
Later, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, reported that over 30 buildings were damaged as a result of the attack on Stanislav.
"A lyceum, shops, a church, a building of a utility company were destroyed. A power line and a gas pipeline were hit," he added.
The Sumy regional military administration reported that Russians carried out 3 attacks on border communities in the Sumy region during the night and morning, specifically in the Seredyna-Buda and Velyka Pysarivka areas.
The Velyka Pysarivka community was hit by a grenade attack with 18 explosions, while the Seredyna-Buda community was shelled with mortars, resulting in 4 explosions.
Ukraine's defense response
On the night of Sunday, October 22, Russian forces launched an attack on Ukraine employing drones and missiles. Ukrainian air defense units managed to shoot down 6 drones and an incoming guided missile. This information was confirmed by the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The press release highlights that eight missile launches from S-300 systems were detected during the night. These launches originated from Russia’s Belgorod region and the temporarily occupied Donetsk region.
Russia deployed a Kh-59 guided missile, launched from a Su-34 aircraft operating within Zaporizhzhia's airspace. Additionally, Russian troops deployed 2 unspecified UAVs from the northern direction and launched 3 Shahed-136/131 type attack drones from the vicinity of the Crimean Cape Chauda.
In a coordinated effort, the Ukrainian Air Force, together with other elements of the Ukrainian Defense Forces' air defense units, managed to eliminate 4 aerial threats, including the Kh-59 guided missile and 3 Shahed-136/131 attack drones.
Furthermore, over the past day, three Lancet-type attack UAVs were destroyed in the southern region of the country.
On the evening of Saturday, October 21, the Russian Federation launched a missile strike on the Nova Poshta post office in Kharkiv region. The attack claimed the lives of 6 people and left 16 others injured