Ukraine targeted by new night missile strikes

Ukraine targeted by new nightly missile strikes


Ukraine said on Thursday it suffered new missile and drone strikes during the night, bombardments that killed at least one civilian and destroyed many homes. 

According to the Air Force, 16 of the 32 missiles launched overnight by Russia from planes and a ship in the Black Sea were shot down.

“ Unfortunately, there were impacts in the north and west, as well as in the Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovograd regions,” the head of the Ukrainian presidential administration Andriy Iermak said on Telegram.

The Governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Serguiï Lyssak, broadcast images of fire trucks in action in a neighborhood where individual houses were destroyed and damaged. At least one person, a 79-year-old woman, was killed.

The governor of the Lviv region (west), Maxim Kozytsky, told him that a strike had hit “critical infrastructure” without causing any casualties. The fire was brought under control there.

Russia has been carrying out a campaign of massive bombardments of essential infrastructure in Ukraine since October in an attempt to deprive the population, in the middle of winter, of electricity and heating.

Moscow is also suspected of preparing a new major offensive in late winter or spring, after months of military setbacks and a year after the start of its invasion of Russia. Ukraine.