Heavy wave of Russian missile attacks hits Ukraine

Russian forces are continuing to heavily bombard parts of Ukraine with missiles.

Russian forces are continuing to heavily bombard parts of Ukraine with missiles. Photo: Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP

Ukraine is facing Russian missile attacks near the front lines of fighting in the east, centre and western parts of the country, with two people killed and at least 30 others injured.

The heaviest casualty toll was recorded in the Dnipropetrovsk region, where a woman died in a missile attack outside the city of Kryvyi Rih and 24 others were injured in the town of Novomoskovsk.

In Kryvyi Rih itself, more than 20 houses and a shopping centre were damaged in a missile attack, regional governor Serhii Lysak said on Monday.

At least four missiles hit Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, injuring one person, and two people were injured and two more trapped under rubble in Zmiiv, local authorities said.

In Zaporizhzhia, a major city along the Dnipro River, two people were injured in a missile strike on a residential district, according to regional governor Yurii Malashko.

Over the past 24 hours, Russian troops conducted 131 artillery attacks on the Kherson region, killing two people and injuring five, governor Oleksandr Prokudin said.

Kherson city and the surrounding region have been consistently targeted since Russian forces withdrew from the city to the eastern side of the Dnipro in the autumn of 2022.

At least six explosions shook the central Khmelnytskyi region on Monday morning, and a senior presidential adviser said one person had been killed.

The Ukrainian military said Russian forces made unsuccessful efforts to advance during the past day in several areas, including around Lyman in the Kharkiv region and in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions.

Kyiv mayor Vitalii Klitschko says a man who was injured in a missile attack on January 2 died in a Kyiv hospital on Monday.

Another man injured in the same attack died in Kharkiv on Monday.

-with Reuters

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