Russia attacks Ukraine with drones, drops bomb on hospital
On the evening of January 31, Russian troops launched attack drones, hitting a civilian infrastructure facility in Kharkiv. They also dropped a bomb on a hospital in the Kupyansk district, Kharkiv region
Ukraine’s Air Force reported the information.
At 11:29 pm, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, informed that Russian forces had attacked the city with drones.
"A hit was recorded on a civilian infrastructure facility in Kharkiv. At the moment, there are no casualties," Syniehubov wrote.
Later he clarified that some of the Shahed UAVs that attacked the city did not reach their targets and were shot down by air defense forces.
At 00:19 am, the air raid alert was canceled.
At 00:41 am, the military again warned of the threat of attack drones in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions. Then the drones changed their trajectory towards the Kharkiv region.
At around 02:40 am, the Ukrainian Air Force reported that the threat had been averted. Air raid alerts were also canceled in several southeastern regions.
Strike on a civilian hospital in the Kharkiv region
At about 9:50 pm, Russian forces attacked the village of Velykyi Burluk, Kupyansk district. They dropped guided aerial bombs at a civilian hospital.
According to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, people were evacuated and placed in other medical facilities.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that 4 people had been injured in the attack: "The facade of the two-story building of the medical institution, windows and roof were damaged. Rescuers of the State Emergency Service, together with the National Police and emergency medical workers, evacuated 38 people, 4 of whom received first aid on the spot."
On January 30, Russian troops attacked Kharkiv with Shahed drones, several fires broke out in the city. Four people were injured.