120 residents killed in Kyiv since Russia’s full-scale invasion – KMVA

30 December 2022, 08:36 PM
A residential building in the Shevchenkivskyi district of Kyiv destroyed as a result of a kamikaze drone strike (Photo:Кирило Тимошенко/Telegram)

A residential building in the Shevchenkivskyi district of Kyiv destroyed as a result of a kamikaze drone strike (Photo:Кирило Тимошенко/Telegram)

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion by the Russian Federation, 120 residents have been in Kyiv, including five children, almost 500 have been injured, Kyiv City Military Administration (KMVA) reported on Telegram on Dec. 30.

For more than ten months of the great war, 495 residents of the Ukrainian capital were injured, including 30 children.

In total, during this time, Kyiv survived 52 air attacks by the Russian invaders, more than 600 buildings were damaged as a result of enemy strikes. Kyiv’s critical infrastructure also suffered significant destruction.

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The KMVA also specified that during the 310 days of the full-scale invasion, the air raid siren sounded 638 times in the capital. The total duration of alarms was 693 hours and 49 minutes.

“Almost 29 days! The city’s residents spent the entire calendar month this year in shelters and bomb shelters! Ukraine’s capital is its people. People who have hardened and become even more courageous. Nothing will break them. Ukrainian Kyiv stands and will stand!” – summed up Serhiy Popko, the KMVA chief.

Russia is systematically launching missile strikes on Kyiv. In most cases, the occupiers’ shells hit residential buildings and objects of the capital’s infrastructure.

In April, as a result of one of the attacks, Radio Liberty journalist Vira Girych died in her own apartment. In June, Russian rockets hit a high-rise building in the Lukyanivka area of the Shevchenkivskyy district of the capital.

Since October, the Russian military has more often attacked the Ukrainian capital, in particular, the center of Kyiv.

The invaders used kamikaze drones on Oct. 17, one of them hit a residential building in the Shevchenkivskyy district. A six-month pregnant woman and her husband were among the victims of this attack.

During the massive attack on Nov. 23, Russian troops fired 31 missiles at Kyiv, 21 of them were shot down. Three people died that day, about ten were injured. Shells hit energy and other critical infrastructure facilities, leaving the capital’s residents without water and electricity for a day.

After that, the invaders attacked the capital on Dec. 5, 16, 29 and on the night of Dec. 30.

On Dec. 29, the Russian Federation fired 16 missiles at Kyiv, all of which were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces. Debris from the downed missiles fell in four districts of the capital, damaging three private residential buildings in one of them.

Three people were injured, including a 14-year-old child.

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