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Russian cruise missiles targeted a military base near kyiv, partially destroying it, the Ukrainian General Staff announced on Thursday.
“ Around 5 a.m. (2 a.m. GMT), the enemy launched an attack by firing six Kalibr cruise missiles at a military unit in Lyutij, in the Kyiv region,” Oleksiy Gromov, a senior military official, told reporters. staff.
According to him, a building at the base was destroyed and two others damaged, while one of the six missiles was shot down by Ukrainian air defense. These were fired from the Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014, according to the same source.
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Further multiple rocket launcher bombardments targeted the Cherniguiv region in northern Ukraine, fired from neighboring Belarus, an ally of Moscow, Gromov added, citing “losses” among the Ukrainian soldiers.
According to him, the Russian forces continue to try to advance near Siversk and Bakhmout, in the Donbass, an industrial region that Moscow aims to conquer. The situation there is “difficult but fully under control”, assured Mr. Gromov.
In the occupied Kherson region in the south of the country, where Ukrainian forces are fighting a counter-offensive, three villages have been recaptured from the Russians in the past two weeks, he added.
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Other Ukrainian officials reported Russian shelling in several areas Thursday .
“It's a rough morning. Once again, we have missile terror,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted on Telegram, assuring that Kyiv “will not surrender and will not give up.”
At least one nobody was killed and two injured in a strike in the Dnipropetrovsk region, its governor Valentin Reznichenko announced on Telegram.
The governor of the Mykolaiv region in the south of the country reported a bombardment “mass” of missiles that destroyed a school and injured at least one.
The mayor of Kharkiv, the country's second largest city in the northeast, spoke to him of two missile strikes S-300 causing fires.