Death toll in Russian shelling in Ukraine rises to 31

At least 31 people were killed and more than 160 injured as a result of Russian shelling of Ukrainian cities on the night of December 29. This is reported by the BBC with reference to the office of the President of Ukraine.

In Kyiv, according to local authorities, 9 people were killed and 30 injured, in Zaporizhzhya –7 dead and 13 injured, in Lviv one person was killed and 30 injured, in Odessa – two dead and 15 injured. In Dnipropetrovsk region 6 people were killed and 28 injured. In Kharkiv region, three people were killed and 11 others were injured.

On the night of December 29, Russia launched its largest missile strike on Ukraine since the start of the war, during which Russia used 158 aerial weapons ranging from cruise missiles to drones. Ukraine’s major cities, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro and Odessa, were hit. The attacks also hit Odessa, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya and Sumy regions.

Kyiv was attacked by dozens of missiles of different types. In total, more than 30 aerial targets were destroyed over the city. In Podol district, dozens of people were trapped under the rubble in warehouses, and a large number of people received burns because of the fire that broke out on an area of about 3,000 square meters. meters.

The Russian military shelled Kharkiv with S-300 ballistic missiles and Kh-22 cruise missiles. In total, about 20 missiles were fired at the city. As a result, residential buildings, schools, warehouses, a transportation depot and businesses were destroyed or damaged. In Dnipro, a Russian missile hit a shopping and entertainment center. A fire also broke out in one of the city’s maternity hospitals, but all patients and medical staff managed to move to shelter. In addition, a private residential house and a six-story building were damaged.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia hit almost all available types of weapons at maternity hospitals, educational institutions, shopping centers, high-rise and private homes, commercial warehouses and parking lots. He promised that Kyiv would “definitely respond to the terrorists for their strikes”.

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