Ukrainian cities, including Kiev, are reporting major airstrikes by Russian forces

Ukrainian cities, including Kiev, are reporting major airstrikes by Russian forces

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Residents in the suburbs of the Ukrainian capital Kiev wait behind police tape to return to their homes after a Russian missile attack, February 10, 2023.

Kyiv – Ukrainian authorities report further large-scale air strikes by Russian forces. Several energy facilities in the east, south and west of Ukraine were hit by Russian missiles and drones, the Ukrainian energy company Ukrenerho said this morning according to Reuters. The strikes disrupted electricity supplies. The sounds of explosions are reported from Kyiv, Kryvyi Rih or the Poltava, Kirovohrad and Kharkiv regions, the BBC reported. The Ukrainian authorities already reported on Russian airstrikes last night, for example Zaporizhia. It is not yet clear whether the attacks also claimed lives.

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Ukrainian cities, including Kiev, report heavy airstrikes by Russian forces

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Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, report heavy airstrikes by Russian forces

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In the morning, warning sirens sounded again across Ukraine. “The enemy's air force is in the air and ships that can carry Kalibr missiles are at sea. The enemy has launched missiles. The air alert will be long,” said the head of the Odesa region, Maksym Marchenko. Reuters reporters later reported hearing at least three explosions in Kyiv. According to the authorities, air defense is working in the metropolis.

The city of Zaporizhia reported 17 airstrikes on its territory during the night and today, according to the mayor Anatolije Kurtěv, this is the biggest attack on the city since the beginning of the invasion. “Within one hour, 17 enemy airstrikes were recorded in the city, which is the highest number since the beginning of the full-scale invasion,” said the secretary of the Zaporozhye City Council, Kurtěv, saying , that the attacks were aimed at energy facilities.

Critical infrastructure was hit in the Khmelnytsky region in the west of the country, in the Kharkiv region in the northeast or in the Dnipropetrovsk region in the central part of Ukraine, Reuters wrote, citing local officials.


About ten explosions rocked Kharkov early in the morning, said the head of the regional administration, Oleh Syněhubov. According to him, parts of Ukraine's second largest city were left without electricity, heat and water supply.

Russia also launched Iranian-made drones into Ukraine on Thursday evening, Ukrainian authorities said. Drones were spotted in the Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions. Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat later said on Ukrainian television that air defenses shot down five of the seven drones and five of the six Kalibr missiles fired at Ukraine. In addition, according to the Ukrainian Air Force, Russia fired at least three dozen S-300 missiles at the Kharkiv and Zaporozhye regions.

Russia, which militarily attacked Ukraine at the end of February last year, intensified air strikes on energy infrastructure in October.


The Ukrainian General Staff stated that it repelled attacks by Russian troops in 12 villages

Ukraine's armed forces repelled attacks by the Russian invasion army in 12 villages over the past day, it said today in its morning operational briefingUkrainian General Staff. A day earlier, the command of the Ukrainian forces reported repelling Russian attacks in 19 villages. According to his report today, the Russian army continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations in the directions of Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdijivka and Novopavlivka in the east of Ukraine. In its analysis of the situation on the battlefield, the British Ministry of Defense statesthat Russian forces are likely to have achieved tactical successes in two key areas since February 7.

“On the northern edge of Bakhmut in the Donbass, forces of the Wagner group have advanced two to three kilometers further west, controlling a rural area near the main M-03 route to the city,” writes the British Department of Defense, according to which Russian invasion forces are increasingly dominating the northern approaches to Bachmut.

In addition, he said, the Russians had advanced around the western edge of the town of Vuhledar. But they probably suffered particularly heavy losses there, as inexperienced units took part in the offensive there. “In one incident, Russian soldiers are believed to have fled after a failed attack, abandoning at least 30 mostly undamaged armored vehicles,” the British ministry said.

The American Institute for the Study of War (ISW), which wrote this week that Russia had launched a offensive in the Luhansk region, in its latest analysis, saysthat the invading army continued offensive operations along the Svatove-Kreminna line in the Luhansk region on Thursday. According to him, the ground attacks were carried out by Russian forces in the Donetsk and Zaporozhye regions.

According to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russian forces attacked in the past day near the village of Kreminna in the Luhansk region and then near Bakhmut, Avdijivka, Opytne, Marjinka and Vuhledar in Donetsk region. They report repelling Russian attacks in two villages in the Kharkiv region, two places in the Luhansk region and eight villages (including Bakhmut) in the Donetsk region.

Similar information from individual parties to the conflict cannot be directly verified from independent sources in the conditions of war.