NewsMissile intended for Ukraine lands in Russian village. A mishap unfolds as Russia's offensive continues

Missile intended for Ukraine lands in Russian village. A mishap unfolds as Russia's offensive continues

Missile intended for Ukraine lands in Russian village. A mishap unfolds as Russia's offensive continues
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11:47 AM EST, January 2, 2024

Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, was among several who posted the recording from Pietropavlovka on social media. The video reveals destroyed houses and a large ground crater.

"It seems that one of the missiles intended for Ukraine landed in the village of Pietropavlovka in Russia's Voronezh region instead," Gerashchenko ironically commented.

A few dozen minutes later, the Russian news agency TASS, often associated with propaganda, issued a statement from the Ministry of Defense.

"On January 2, 2024, at around 9:00 AM (local time), aviation ammunition was mistakenly launched during the flight of the Air and Space Forces aircraft over the village of Pietropavlovka in the Voronezh region. No injuries were reported," the statement read.

Putin's army faces embarrassment, investigation continues

The statement also confirmed initiating an investigation into the incident by a special commission already working on-site. Additionally, they are assisting the residents in rebuilding their destroyed houses.

The affected residents have been relocated to "temporary shelters".

Unrelenting Attack by Russia

On the same day, Putin's army launched another massive attack on Ukraine. Missiles were reported to have hit Kyiv and Kharkiv, among other places.

As per President Volodymyr Zelensky's report, the assault resulted in four deaths and left 92 people wounded. Approximately 250,000 consumers in Kyiv and the surrounding regions found themselves without electricity due to the raids.

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