Russian missile attack on 23 November: 6 civilians killed, 36 injured.

The National Police of Ukraine has reported that 36 Ukrainian citizens have sustained injuries due to a Russian missile attack on 23 November; another six have been killed.

What happened?

On 23 November, the terrorist state once again carried out a massive missile attack on critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine using strategic aircraft and vessels of the Black Sea Fleet. According to the Air Force, the Russians launched around 70 X-101/X-555 and Caliber cruise missiles over Ukraine. Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defense systems and forces destroyed 51 Russian missiles. Ukraine’s defense forces also killed five Russian Lancet UAVs south of Ukraine.

The attack resulted in a temporary blackout of all nuclear power plants, most thermal and hydroelectric power plants. Power transmission facilities were also damaged. Most of the territory of Ukraine was left without electricity and water.

Another 36 Ukrainians were released from Russian captivity.

Ukraine has brought back 35 military personnel and one civilian from Russian captivity in the latest prisoner swap.

Among those released are guys who defended Mariupol and were at Azovstal, as well as National Guardsmen who were captured at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the early days of the invasion.

In total, twenty-two National Guardsmen, eight border guards, four Navy servicemen, and one guy from the Armed Forces of Ukraine were released. Unfortunately, the released civilian’s leg had been amputated.

Strikes against Infrastructure and Housing: 80% of Izium buildings are destroyed.

Restoration works continue in Izium District, as Oleh Syniehubov, the Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, reports.

Housing infrastructure in Izium sustained severe damage during the active phase of hostilities. Based on preliminary estimates, over 80% of buildings are damaged or destroyed in the area.

The invaders also destroyed special vehicles owned by Izium utility companies.

“Here, we will ask for help from other territorial communities in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, and another region. We rely on their support since Izium, unfortunately, sustained severe damage caused by the invaders. The city is 80% destroyed. Everyone knows it. So the local authorities will have to build close partnership relations”, Oleh Syniehubov, the Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, said.

Despite significant damage and contamination of the area with explosive items, the restoration works continue. The Ukrainian Post was one of the first to resume operations in the area. The bank offices have also already opened in the de-occupied communities.