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Russian missile attacks on at least five Ukrainian cities – killing at least 20 people and wounding 50 others

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According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, about 20 people were killed and about 50 others were injured in the massive attack.

The attack on Kyiv is described as the strongest in several months. Here, among other things, a children's hospital is said to have been bombed. According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, there are people under the collapsed building. He also wrote in a message on social media that it is unclear how many people were killed and wounded.

– Right now, everyone has to help clear the rubble of buildings, doctors and ordinary people, he writes.

Watch the video: View the full Russian strike

faster than sound

The missiles were fired at the Ukrainian capital in the middle of the morning, which is highly unusual. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, among other things, the Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were used, which are one of Russia’s most advanced weapons. They fly five times faster than the speed of sound, making them extremely difficult to stop with anti-aircraft missiles. Buildings in Kiev shook when the missiles hit.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia used more than 40 missiles of various types, both cruise and ballistic missiles, and that they hit five cities in different regions of the country.

– Attacks on Ukraine at a time when the largest number of people are on the streets. Crazy Russian terrorists, Andriy Germak, chief of staff of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, wrote on Telegram.

Ten killed in industrial city

The industrial city of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine was also badly damaged. At least 10 people were killed and 31 injured, according to local authorities, and several buildings were hit, including an administrative building and an industrial building.

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Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul says 10 of the wounded are in serious condition.

In Kyiv, local authorities reported a lot of debris, possibly from missiles intercepted by Ukrainian air defenses. Explosions and thick smoke were reported in several neighborhoods of the city.

Kyiv Mayor Klitschko said ambulances were on their way to the Solomansky district.

At the same time, local media are reporting explosions in the cities of Kropyvnytskyi and Kryvyi Rih, in the south of the country.

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