Ukraine: a military base devastated by Russian missiles near Kyiv

Russian cruise missiles targeted a military base near kyiv, partially destroying it, the Ukrainian general staff announced on Thursday.

Ukraine: a military base devastated by Russian missiles near Kyiv

Russian cruise missiles targeted a military base near kyiv, partially destroying it, the Ukrainian general staff announced on Thursday.

"Around 5 a.m. (2 a.m. GMT) the enemy launched an attack by firing six Kalibr cruise missiles at a military unit in Lyutij, Kyiv region," senior military official Oleksiy Gromov told reporters. the staff.

According to him, a building at the base was destroyed and two others damaged, while one of the six missiles was shot down by Ukrainian air defense. These were fired from Crimea, a peninsula annexed in 2014 by Moscow, according to the same source.

Other multiple rocket launcher bombardments targeted the Cherniguiv region in northern Ukraine, fired from neighboring Belarus, an ally of Moscow, Gromov added, citing 'losses' among the Ukrainian military .

According to him, Russian forces continue to try to advance near Siversk and Bakhmout, in the Donbass, an industrial region that Moscow aims to conquer. The situation there is "difficult but completely under control", assured Mr. Gromov.

In the occupied Kherson region in the south of the country, where Ukrainian forces are waging a counter-offensive, three villages have been recaptured from the Russians in the past two weeks, he added.

Other Ukrainian officials reported Russian shelling in several areas on Thursday.

“It's a hectic morning. Once again, we have the terror of the missiles,” noted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Telegram, assuring that Kyiv “will not surrender and will not give up”.

At least one person was killed and two injured in a strike in the Dnipropetrovsk region, governor Valentin Reznichenko announced on Telegram.

The governor of the Mykolaiv region in the south of the country reported a "massive" missile bombardment that destroyed a school and left at least one injured.

The mayor of Kharkiv, the country's second city in the northeast, mentioned two strikes with S-300 missiles that caused fires.

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