Russian rocket attack kills two near Ukrainian city of Pavlohrad
Two people were killed by a Russian missile attack in Ukraine on Friday morning, December 8.
According to the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Lysak, and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, the number of injured due to the rocket attack in the Pavlohrad district of the Dnipropetrovsk region has risen to eight civilians, Rubryka reports.
"Russia continues its missile terror against civilians. This morning, the enemy launched 19 rockets at Ukrainian cities. We are grateful to our air defense forces, which intercepted most of the targets," said the prime minister.
According to him, initially, four people were affected in the Pavlohrad district of the Dnipropetrovsk region, with one person losing their life. In the Kyrylivka community of the Kupiansk district, Kharkiv region, there is one fatality and one injured person. In Kharkiv, after the attack on civilian infrastructure, two people were injured.
Later, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Lysak, reported that the number of people injured in the Pavlohrad district due to the missile attack on December 8 had increased to eight.
"These are men aged 32 to 66," he said.
He mentioned that two of them would recover at home while the rest would be in the hospital.
"Two of the injured are still in critical condition. Psychological assistance has been provided to 13 residents. In addition to Pavlohrad, there is destruction in the Mezhyrychi community and Ternivka and Yuriivka communities," Lysak added.
Overall, according to the head of the administration, the following were damaged:
- Over 20 residential buildings,
- Nine outbuildings,
- Electric power lines.
Russian attack of December 8
Russian forces attacked Ukraine on the night of December 7-8 using Shahed drones from the Primorsko-Akhtarsk district and S-300 guided missiles from the Belgorod Oblast, Russia. Air defense systems destroyed five Russian UAVs.
During the night, Russian occupiers targeted Kharkiv with six strikes. Several loud explosions were heard in the city. Soon after the first explosion, an air alarm was announced in the region.
A 36-year-old woman was injured. Medical assistance was provided to her on-site. Another injured person, a 25-year-old man with blast injuries, was hospitalized. His condition is satisfactory.
On the morning of December 8, after drone and missile attacks on Kharkiv, Russian forces shelled Ukraine with missiles from strategic aviation planes, using seven Tu-95 bombers. The occupiers launched 19 missiles, 14 of which were intercepted.
All missiles heading for Kyiv were successfully intercepted in flight. There is no information on casualties or damage.
However, in the Kyiv region, as of 8:45, information about damage to private houses in several communities has been reported due to the fallen debris from intercepted targets.
"Windows are shattered, walls are partially damaged in houses. Emergency services are already working. More detailed information on the damage will be provided later," said the head of Kyiv City State Administration.