Ukraine says it countered an unprecedented Russian attack targeting the city of Dnipro
Ukraine said on Monday that it had countered an unprecedented Russian attack overnight targeting the city of Dnipro, in the center-east of the country, with missiles and explosive drones.
According to regional authorities, seven people were injured.
During this “night attack,” Russia launched “16 missiles of various types and 20 Shahed drones,” the Ukrainian military said in a statement posted on Facebook.
In total , four “Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles” and all 20 drones “were destroyed by anti-aircraft defense,” she said.
Ukrainian military n However, he did not give details on the consequences caused by the 12 missiles that passed through his defenses.
Earlier Monday morning, she said the Russians had launched a “massive missile and drone attack”, without saying where exactly and adding that “details will be released after clarification”.
According to a message on Telegram of the mayor of Dnipro, Borys Filatov, “there has never been such a large bombardment (on the city) since the beginning of the war”.
Dnipro, a city of almost one million before the Russian invasion, is 125 km from the current front line.
“The people of Dnipro did not sleep and prayed for their parents and their friends,” said Mr. Filatov.
For his part, Serguï Lissak, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, where Dnipro is located, affirmed that the Kyïv troops had “shot down” in the night “15 drones and 4 cruise missiles over the region”.
“Several buildings of a rescue unit were damaged,” he said. Before specifying: “Two fires have broken out, which have already been extinguished. More than 10 trucks and cars were destroyed (and) 25 cars and 2 buses were also damaged.”
According to Mr. Lissak, “seven people were injured. Women aged 52 and 70 are hospitalized,” he said.
Since the beginning of May, Russia has increased night bombardments, particularly in Kyiv.
Ukraine assures that its anti-aircraft defense, reinforced by Western military aid, shoots down the bulk of drones and missiles.