37 drones downed • The death toll in Kyiv has risen to three

Death toll from Kyiv drone attack rises to three

An adviser to President Zelensky said that a Russian drone attack on an apartment in Kyiv killed three civilians today. The mayor of the capital had mentioned one victim before.

Rescuers are still searching for survivors under the rubble. As far as is known, 19 people were rescued from the partially collapsed building. Three people were taken to hospital.

According to the Minister of the Interior, there are also fatalities in other cities.

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Rescue workers search under the rubble in Kyiv

Russia: Major air raid on army and infrastructure targets

The Kremlin confirms that a major air strike was carried out on Ukraine today. Russia claims to be precision bombing of military targets and infrastructure across the country. According to the Ministry of Defense, all intended targets were hit.

Ukraine reported power outages in three different regions as a result of the airstrikes. An unknown number of civilians were also killed by the Russian bombing. Photos and videos show that residential areas were bombed, for example, by the explosion of Kamikasidron aircraft.

Hundreds of villages without electricity due to the attack on energy infrastructure

Ukraine’s prime minister said Russia has once again attacked critical energy infrastructure. Hundreds of towns and cities were without electricity as a result of the air strikes.

In the eastern city of Dnipro, among other things, a power plant was said to have been attacked by a missile. There were also reports of power outages in areas around the capital Kyiv and Sumy as a result of bombing or drone attacks.

The large-scale air strikes a week earlier also led to widespread power outages at the time.

Ukraine: 37 drones downed, many killed

The mayor of the Ukrainian capital said that at least one Ukrainian woman was killed in Russian drone strikes on Kyiv. Rescuers are still searching for another person buried under the rubble. Three wounded people were taken to hospital.

According to the Minister of the Interior, there are also fatalities in other cities. It is reported that Ukraine has shot down 37 attack drones since last night. According to the Air Force, 85 percent of the drones launched were intercepted.

A drone and missile attack was also reported in Odessa

Six kamikaze drones were shot down in the southern port city of Odessa last night, the governor reported on Telegram. He also talked about a Russian missile attack.

The missile could have hit the infrastructure, but details are missing. The governor said no one was hurt.

Russian state media also reported bombing. It was reported that Ukrainian forces bombed positions in the eastern Donetsk region with artillery. There was no information on damage or injuries.

EU investigates Iran’s involvement in Ukraine war

The European Union is looking for evidence of Iran’s involvement in the war in Ukraine. This is what Borrell, the European Union’s foreign affairs chief, said before a meeting in Luxembourg. Tehran can expect sanctions if the EU finds involvement.

Iran denies Ukraine’s allegations of supplying Russia with so-called kamikazedronates. Moscow also contradicts this – although many videos and photos of attacks with these drones have been published in Ukraine.

Also this morning, photojournalists took pictures of attack drones in Kyiv. It appears to be an Iranian Shahed 136 aircraft. In this article, you can read more about what these drones can do and why they are an increasing problem for Ukraine.

Two people trapped under the rubble, Zelensky condemns the drone strikes

Two Kyiv residents were buried under the rubble as a result of a drone attack, Mayor Klitschko said. Rescuers rescued eighteen civilians from the partially collapsed apartment.

President Zelensky condemns the Russian attack on a residential area of ​​the capital. “The enemy can attack our cities, but it won’t break our will,” he told Telegram.

Kyiv agents are trying to launch drones from the sky

Photojournalists captured images of the drone attack in Kyiv this morning. It appears that officers are trying to shoot down flying devices containing explosives with firearms.

They appear to be Shahed 136 drones, Iranian-made drones increasingly used by Russia in air strikes. A resident of Kyiv describes these drones, the engine of which makes a great noise: “Imagine a 200-pound motorcycle flying over your house.” We heard that they are flying over it and that our forces are trying to eliminate them.”

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    Policemen shoot drones
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    One of the kamikaze drones
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    Drone effect

Ukraine: Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant working on emergency generators again due to attack

Energoatom reported that as a result of the Russian bombing, the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is again working on emergency generators. According to the Ukrainian Nuclear Agency, the external electrical cables were cut last night due to the damages.

The nuclear power plant is currently running on diesel generators. This happened quite often recently, according to Ukraine due to artillery shelling by Russia. Moscow insists that Kyiv itself is responsible for the damage.

Russian soldiers occupied the nuclear power plant at the beginning of the invasion. Ukrainian personnel run the plant by force.

Russian state media: Buses allowed again on the Crimean bridge

Russian state media reported that bus transportation on the Crimean Bridge will resume in both directions. Following the violent explosion in early October, buses or trucks were temporarily prohibited from driving over the damaged bridge.

The state news agency RIA Novosti said that almost all traffic on the 19-kilometer bridge has now resumed. But the repair work has not yet been completed. According to British intelligence services, there is a huge traffic jam of trucks.

The sabotage of the Crimean bridge exacerbates the logistical problems facing the Russian armed forces.

New explosions heard in Kyiv: ‘Stay in shelters’

Explosions were heard again in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Mayor Klitschko said there were two explosions. “Stay in the shelters,” he says on Telegram.

Also earlier today there was a series of explosions in Kyiv. It will be Russian attacks with kamikazedrones.

Reporter Wessel de Young in Kyiv tweeted these photos of the remains of such a drone:

A major fire was reported at the Dnipro power plant after a missile attack

A major fire was reported at a power plant in the area around the eastern city of Dnipro. The governor stated that the fire was caused by a Russian missile attack.

“Three enemy missiles were shot down by our anti-aircraft fire,” a local official told Reuters. The missile could have hit the energy infrastructure.

The extent of the damage is not yet clear. Dnipro is the third largest city in Ukraine by population.

Zelensky: heavy fighting in the Donetsk region

Russian and Ukrainian soldiers are still fighting fiercely in two Donetsk cities. It is about Bashmut and Solidar, which, according to President Zelensky, have a strategic location. In a nightly video message, Zelensky said Ukraine would not give up places without a fight.

The president said North Bashmweet in particular is currently “fighting hard”. A Ukrainian military analyst said that Kyiv repelled the Russian advance towards the cities of Torsk and Serin during the past 24 hours.

Donetsk is one of four regions that President Putin annexed last month after a controversial “referendum”. For several months, Russian soldiers were slowly advancing through Donetsk.

UNICEF: 4 million children in poverty due to war

The war in Ukraine and the economic problems that followed pushed an additional four million children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia into poverty. This equates to a 19 per cent increase since the end of 2021, UNICEF estimates. The organization bases its findings on figures from 22 countries.

UNICEF concluded that “children are the most affected by the economic crisis caused by the war in Ukraine”. Russian children in particular are the victims of the invasion: since the end of last year, an additional 2.8 million Russian children live below the poverty line. The main reason is the economic sanctions imposed by the West on Russia.

In Ukraine, an additional half a million children live in poverty because of the war.

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