Russia launches large-scale missile, drone attack against Ukraine
On February 7, Russia targeted Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv oblasts. The devastating attack has already claimed the lives of at least four individuals, with over 30 reported injuries across various regions. Rescue operations are currently underway, and casualty figures may escalate as the situation unfolds.
Explosions echoed through the skies above Kyiv, with the city's military administration confirming at least three fatalities and 16 injuries. In Kyiv's Dniprovskyi district, first responders were dispatched after missile strikes caused damage, resulting in three injuries, two of whom required hospitalization, according to Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
The Dniprovskyi district also witnessed damage to two high-voltage lines from missile debris. Additionally, fires erupted in the Holosiivskyi district, affecting cars and a car repair shop. An 18-story building caught fire, leading to at least 10 people being injured and hospitalized, including a pregnant woman, as reported by Mayor Klitschko.
Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko warned of potential casualties under the rubble of damaged buildings in the Holosiivskyi district. Furthermore, Mayor Klitschko noted power outages for residents on the eastern bank of the city, along with compromised heating infrastructure in that area. The situation remains fluid as emergency services work to manage the aftermath of this alarming escalation in hostilities.
Lviv Oblast Governor Maksym Kozytskyi has revealed that cruise missiles are reportedly maneuvering between Lviv, Ternopil, and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts, signaling an expanded and intensified assault by Russian forces.
Drohobych, situated approximately 77 kilometers south of Lviv, experienced several explosions, raising alarm across the regional center. Fortunately, there have been no reported casualties in the city thus far. However, local authorities later confirmed a fire at an industrial facility in Drohobych, prompting a swift response from emergency services to contain and extinguish the blaze.
As the situation unfolds, residents and authorities in the affected regions remain on high alert, closely monitoring the evolving dynamics of the conflict and the potential impact on local communities. The reported cruise missile activity adds a new dimension to the intensifying hostilities, requiring heightened vigilance and coordinated efforts to address emerging challenges.
Mykolaiv Oblast faced a barrage of attacks involving both air-launched missiles and Shahed-type drones, resulting in significant damage to approximately 40 residential buildings, according to local officials. The assault initially reported one person injured, but Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych later confirmed the tragic death of the individual due to sustained injuries. One resident was seriously injured and was taken to hospital, but unfortunately, he died at the hospital
In total, about 12 people were reported injured, with most sustaining minor injuries, as confirmed by Senkevych later in the day. Governor Vitalii Kim provided additional details, revealing that a fire erupted in an underground section of a gas pipeline. Moreover, an infrastructure facility suffered damage, leading to a fire that emergency responders are actively working to extinguish. Additionally, a missile struck the center of a street, compounding the impact on the affected areas.
Ukrainian defenses shot down two Shahed "kamikaze" drones, Governor Serhii Lysak said. The buildings and cars of a utility company were damaged by drones and falling debris.
A fire broke out but was quickly extinguished by emergency services. No casualties were reported in the oblast.
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