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Russia’s night shelling of Ukraine: Lviv, Kyiv regions attacked with Shaheds, air defense operated. Two injured in Kryvyi Rih

19 May, 2023 Friday

On the night of May 18, Russian troops attacked the territory of Ukraine: explosions were heard in Kyiv and Lviv regions, and air defense systems were working against Shahed UAVs. In Kryvyi Rih, they attacked an enterprise, a fire broke out, and the administrative building was on fire. There are injured

The regional authorities reported the information.

Kyiv region

At about 2:00 am, the head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, Serhiy Popko, reported that air defense systems were operating around Kyiv's airspace.

According to preliminary reports, Russia attacked Ukraine again with Shahed drones. All air targets were destroyed by air defense forces.

"From a tactical point of view, it was an attack in several waves, with short intervals between attacks. With such tactics, the Kremlin's evil is trying to exhaust our air defense and psychologically influence the civilian population. This will never happen! All detected air targets moving in the direction of Kyiv were destroyed by our air defense forces and means. No strikes on Kyiv were allowed to happen!" Popko wrote.

The Kyiv Regional Military Administration also reported a UAV attack on the region.

"Air defense was actively working during the air alert.  No hits were recorded in the region. There is no information about the victims. As a result of falling debris, forest litter caught fire in two places. The fires were quickly extinguished," the statement said.

Kryvyi Rih

At night, Russians attacked an industrial enterprise, causing a fire. In addition, the administrative building caught fire. Two citizens were injured.

"Last night several explosions occurred in Kryvyi Rih. The enemy hit a private industrial enterprise. A 64-year-old woman was injured. She was hospitalized in a serious condition," wrote Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovs'k Regional Military Administration, at 07:44 am.

There was significant damage to the workshops and equipment. Several buildings caught fire at once. In one of them, rescuers are still extinguishing the fire.

The attack also caused a fire in the four-story administrative building. It has already been extinguished. A 45-year-old man sustained light injuries. He will be treated at home.

At 1:53 am, the head of the military administration of Kryvyi Rih, Oleksandr Vilkul, reported the explosions.

"Do not film or post anything on the Internet. Take care of yourself and your loved ones, the air raid alert still active," Vilkul wrote.

Lviv region

According to the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maksym Kozytskyi, between 4 and 5 a.m., the region was attacked by Shahed drones. Air defense forces and means were in operation.

In turn, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi noted that the target was a critical infrastructure facility: "Regarding the explosion that was heard in Lviv at about 4 am. According to preliminary information, the target was a critical infrastructure facility in the city. The attack was carried out with Shahed drones.”

No one was injured.

Espreso.TV correspondents report that they have repeatedly heard sounds similar to explosions in the Lviv region and Lviv around 3:30 am.

The air raid was first announced at 00:02 am in the Chernihiv and Kyiv regions. After that, the sirens gradually sounded in Zhytomyr, Rivne, Volyn, Ternopil, Vinnytsia, and Khmelnytsky regions.

After 1:30 am, air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine, except for Zakarpattia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Chernivtsi regions.

At 2:19 am, an air alert was announced throughout Ukraine. As of 05:13 am, the alert continued only in the Luhansk region.

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