Moscow/Kiev, (BLAZETRENDS) city in which missiles hit medical centers causing at least two deaths.
Russia launched 17 missiles of different types and 31 Iranian Shahed suicide drones between 19:00 GMT and 02:00 GMT over kyiv and into eastern Ukraine, striking critical infrastructure and installations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Ukrainian air defense systems shot down 10 cruise missiles and 25 drones, two of them reconnaissance, but Russian S-300 and S-400 anti-aircraft missiles, as well as drones, were hit in the Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
Killed in a Russian attack on medical facilities
In the city of Dnipro, in the center-east of the country, a hospital that treated mental illnesses was hit, according to the mayor, Boris Filátov, and a veterinary clinic.
At least two people died and another 31 were injured, including two children aged three and six, according to the regional Prosecutor’s Office, adding that in addition to the two medical facilities, nine apartment buildings, private houses and cars were damaged.
“Russian terrorists once again confirm their status as fighters against everything humane and honest,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said today.
“We must defeat these inhumans irrevocably and as soon as possible,” he stressed.
Filátov informed from the place of the attack that a day of mourning has been called tomorrow in Dnipro for the victims.
The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, stated in his daily war report that Russian forces attacked “ammunition warehouses of Ukrainian troops” and assured that “all assigned targets were hit.”
The war is felt in the Russian border regions
Several kilometers further south of Dnipro, residents of Russia’s Krasnodar regions, close to Ukraine’s annexed Crimean peninsula, and Rostov, which borders the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, also had a restless night.
At dawn, explosions caused by drones and missiles, supposedly Ukrainian, were heard.
“The air defense system was activated in the Morozovsk area and shot down a Ukrainian missile,” Rostov Governor Vasily Golubev wrote on his Telegram channel.
According to the Russian channel Baza, the missile was shot down near the military airfield of that town.
Around the same time, another explosion occurred in the Krasnodar province, near the Kerch Strait, after which Russian media began to publish videos allegedly showing a drone flying over the city of the same name.
The mayor of Krasnodar, Yevgueni Naúmov, explained that there were no victims, but an office building and another residential building were damaged in the attack, but the cause has not yet been revealed.
His counterpart from the town of Kuban, Veniamin Kondratiev, assured hours later that the cause of the “incident” in the regional center was caused by “the fall of two drones.”
Where the neighbors are already more accustomed to hearing explosions is in Belgorod, where the incursion on Monday of two groups of Russian pro-Ukrainian paramilitaries still resonates.
Belgorod, the most punished
The governor of the region, Viacheslav Gladkov, today denounced another massive attack against the province and stressed that the Graivoron district, where the assault took place on Monday, has been under fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces since 0330 GMT.
In total, in the last 24 hours the region recorded almost 200 artillery fire, mortar fire, and drone attacks whose explosives hit a border checkpoint, private homes, businesses, and a cultural center.
A woman was injured in the shelling, according to the governor, who has created seven territorial defense battalions with a total force of 3,000 people, but both these and border guards and the Russian security service were unable to stop the saboteurs’ assault Russians last Monday.
Russian military bloggers stress that the problem is the lack of decisions from Moscow on the legal status of these battalions, which prevents the delivery of necessary weapons to their volunteers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet ruled on the assault or held accountable the officials and senior officials who failed to prevent the incursion, something that has generated concern and criticism among its residents and the governor.
This Friday he planned to preside over an ordinary Security Council, in which, according to his spokesman, he will surely address the security situation in the border regions.