12:00 10 Лют 2023

russia launches massive missile attack on Ukraine: latest updates

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On the morning of February 10, an air raid alert was announced throughout Ukraine. At 8:27 a.m., sirens began to sound in Kyiv, and in a few minutes, they spread to the country's entire territory. The siren signal means the threat of missile strikes and airstrikes. Air defense was activated in many regions.

The Belarusian Gayun monitoring project reported that a long-range radar tracking jet and a MiG-31K fighter jet, which can carry Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, took off in Belarus. They took off from the airfield in Machulyshchy shortly before the Ukrainian authorities declared an air alert.

The head of the Kyiv City Military Administration, Serhii Popko, previously reported that russia has taken to the air Tu-95 strategic bombers, which can carry cruise missiles on board, and that there is a significant threat of a missile strike. The South Operational Command also reported the threat of strikes. According to their data, the occupiers took three missile carriers into the Black Sea, which can carry up to 20 Kalibr missiles.

Another massive attack's aim is destroying Ukraine's energy infrastructure. The russian forces struck several objects of high-voltage infrastructure in the eastern, western, and southern regions, the Ukrenergo electricity company reported.

In addition, at night, the russians attacked energy infrastructure with drones and missiles, targeting power plants and transmission system facilities. It is russia's 14th massive attack on the energy system of Ukraine.

In the morning, the russian invaders launched a massive attack on the Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia regions with a record number of S-300 missiles from the Belgorod region and 35 rockets fired from russian-occupied Tokmak district, Zaporizhzhia region, Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat said on the air of the national telethon.

During the rocket attack on February 10, the russian forces struck the critical infrastructure in Kharkiv. The authorities also reported explosions in Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Poltava, Lviv, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. Air defense operates in the respective regions, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov, Kyiv City Military Administration, and Poltava governor Dmytro Lunin reported on Telegram.

Explosions were reported in Kyiv: air defense in action. Fragments of a russian missile shot down by anti-aircraft defense fell in the Holosiivskyi district of Kyiv, damaging a private house and a car, Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko said on Telegram.

The Kyiv and Poltava regional military administrations reported the activation of air defense in their respective regions.

Suspilne reported on the sounds of explosions in Vinnytsia and Khmelnytskyi. Vinnytsia Mayor Serhii Morhunov said on Telegram that the city's anti-aircraft defense system was activated. Khmelnytskyi Mayor Oleksandr Simchyshyn confirmed the blast in the city and warned of power outages.

Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv regional heads also reported explosions and air defense in action. The head of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozytskyi, said there might be power outages.

The sounds of explosions were also reported in Zhytomyr. At the same time, the head of the Zhytomyr region Vitalii Bunechko noted that residents could hear loud explosions, but these will be scheduled demining works.


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