NewsRussia launches substantial missile attack against Ukraine, fragment damages power lines in Kyiv

Russia launches substantial missile attack against Ukraine, fragment damages power lines in Kyiv

Russia's rocket attack on Ukraine. One of the rockets is heading towards Poland.
Russia's rocket attack on Ukraine. One of the rockets is heading towards Poland.
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3:11 AM EST, February 7, 2024, updated: 4:05 AM EST, March 7, 2024

On the morning of Wednesday, February 7, Russia launched a substantial rocket attack on Ukraine. Planes employing maneuvering missiles struck Kyiv, among other locations. "Following the enemy's onslaught, rocket fragments damaged two high voltage lines in the capital; some residents on the left bank currently do not have power," reported the city's mayor, Vitali Klitschko. Rescue operations are presently underway in the Dnieper district.

In the course of the attack, one of the missiles veered towards the border with Poland. The Ukrainian Air Forces reported, "A maneuvering missile in the Lviv region is nearing the border with Poland." The head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maksym Kozytsky, said, "The missile that was initially directed towards the border with Poland has changed trajectory and is now moving towards the center of the region."

Russian Tu-94 bombers facilitated the attack. They launched numerous groups of missiles. Aside from Kyiv, explosions were also reported in Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, and Drohobych. A nationwide alert is currently in effect due to the missile attack.

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