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Russia’s massive air attack on Ukraine: a multi-storey building in Kharkiv partially collapsed

On January 23, Russia targeted the Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk regions with missiles of different types. Due to the enemy attack, 81 civilians were injured, and twelve more were killed.

“Another terrorist attack that took lives and left hundreds of people homeless. This is Russia’s real intentions: the daily terror of civilians,” stated Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

One of the residential buildings in Kharkiv after a massive Russian air attack on January 23.
Photo: Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

In Kyiv, the enemy targeted four city districts. As a result, 22 citizens were injured, including 4 children. 12 of them are hospitalized, reported the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. Residential buildings, non-residential premises, and private cars suffered destruction. In particular, the fallen debris of downed enemy missiles damaged balconies and broke windows in several multi-storey buildings.

As a result of the Russian missile attack, the Lokomotyv sports complex of Ukrzaliznytsia in Kyiv was damaged. “Every day, more than half a thousand children of railway workers and children from temporarily displaced families, in particular from Mariupol, Melitopol, Kherson, train at “Lokomotyv” … Fortunately, there were no children on the territory of the complex at the time of the attack,” commented Ukrzaliznytsia press service.

In the Kyiv region, as a result of an enemy missile attack on the territory of Bucha district, fragments of enemy targets hit private and multi-storey residential buildings, cars, and outbuildings. According to preliminary information, four people were injured, informed the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Russian troops also launched several missiles at Kharkiv. Due to an enemy hit, the entire section of the high-rise building completely collapsed. In total, 60 people were injured, including six children. Ten more people were killed, reported the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. Other multi-storey residential buildings, an educational institution, as well as another civilian infrastructure suffered destruction in the city too.

Update: On January 26, a 61-year-old woman who was injured by a Russian missile attack on Kharkiv died in the hospital. The number of people killed due to the enemy shelling of the city has increased to 11 people, reported the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.

In the Dnipropetrovsk region, due to an enemy missile attack on Pavlograd, one person was killed and another was injured, stated the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

In total, during the massive air attack on Ukraine on January 23, Russia launched 41 missiles of different types on Ukraine, including 4 anti-aircraft guided missiles S-300/S-400, 15 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles, 8 Kh-22 missiles, 12 ballistic missiles “Iskander-M”, 2 guided air missiles Kh-59. Ukrainian defenders successfully destroyed more than 20 enemy air targets, informed the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.