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Russia fires missiles at Ukraine, destroying houses and infrastructure. There are victims

15 February, 2024 Thursday

On the morning of February 15, Russian forces launched missiles against Ukraine. Local authorities report strikes in the center and west of the country.

The Ukrainian Air Force reports that at night the Russian military launched 12 air-launched cruise missiles Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55, 2 sea-launched Kalibr, 6 Iskander-M/KN-23 ballistic missiles (North Korean-made missiles), 2 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles, and 4 Kh-59 guided missiles at Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Air Force and Defense Forces destroyed 13 missiles of various types:

  • 8 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles;
  • 1 Iskander-M/KN-23 ballistic missile
  • 2 Kalibr cruise missiles;
  • 2 Kh-59 guided missiles.

Russian missiles attack Kharkiv and Poltava regions

The mayor of Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, Halyna Minaieva, claimed that one person was killed in a missile strike on the city, Suspilne reports.

According to her, the Russian military targeted a residential area.

Later, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported that two missiles in Chuhuiv struck a residential area.

"A 66-year-old woman was killed. A residential building was completely destroyed, a several private households and an administrative building were damaged. Preliminary, the occupiers struck with S-300 missiles," the statement reads.

Air Force shoots down all missiles in Kyiv and region

Around 6 a.m., the city and regional military administrations reported that air defense was operating around the capital. Later, it became known that all missiles were destroyed. 

"According to the latest information, there are no casualties or damage in the capital. The city's life support system is operating normally," the city administration added.

Bucha Mayor Fedoruk claimed that five private houses in the Bucha community were damaged.

"The falling debris smashed windows and damaged the roof. Most importantly, there were no casualties, fortunately," he wrote.

Later, Ruslan Kravchenko, the head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, wrote that debris fell in two settlements of the region. 

“7 private houses, several outbuildings and cars were damaged,” he posted.

Infrastructure facilities attacked in Dnipropetrovs'k and Zaporizhzhia regions 

Zaporizhzhia's acting mayor Kurtiev confirmed at 7:40 am that an infrastructure facility came under attack.

"According to preliminary data, four people were injured. It is also known that apartment buildings, an educational institution, and a commercial building were damaged (windows were smashed and roofs were damaged)," he wrote. 

Later, the head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration, Fedorov, said that the number of wounded had increased to 6. One of the women is in serious condition.

Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovs'k Regional Military Administration, wrote that Russia had attacked civilian infrastructure in the region. He later clarified that the enemy had damaged an infrastructure facility in the Dniprovskyi district.

Lviv suffered damage and casualties

At approximately 6:40 am, Mayor Sadovyi and the head of the Regional Military Administration Kozytskyi reported explosions in the city. Espreso correspondents later reported several more waves of explosions.

"According to preliminary information, a blast wave smashed windows in several houses on Naukova Street in Lviv. There is no information about the victims yet," the mayor wrote.

He then wrote that the attack hit an infrastructure facility.

At 8 a.m. Kozytskyi said that two people were injured in the attack on Lviv - a man and a woman have cut wounds. They were treated on the spot. 

" There was a fire at an infrastructure facility in Lviv. In 16 residential buildings on Naukova Street, the blast wave smashed some windows, damaged cars that were parked nearby," posted Kozytskyi.

Later he informed that the number of victims in Lviv increased to three.

"Another man with a brow bruise was hospitalized. He is also a resident of one of the buildings that suffered from the blast wave," he said. 

Later, Sadovyi said that two schools and one kindergarten were damaged as a result of the attack. 

"More than 400 windows were smashed. A total of 18 residential buildings were damaged. There are three wounded Lviv residents, they have been treated and their lives are not in danger," the mayor wrote.

Explosions in western regions: damages in Khmelnytskyi and Ivano-Frankivsk regions

According to the Khmelnytskyi regional military administration, civilian objects were affected in the region. They added that there was no information about casualties. Later, the first deputy head of the regional military administration, Serhiy Tyurin, told Suspilne that two people were injured due to the explosions. Their condition is moderate.

Later, Tyurin added that the number of victims had increased to three.

Svitlana Onyshchuk, head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration, said that an enemy target was shot down in the region.

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