Overnight Russian attack on Kyiv Oblast causes fire

27 October 2022, 11:28 AM
A fire started after the Russian strike (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

A fire started after the Russian strike (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The Russian military launched a missile strikes at a town in Kyiv Oblast overnight, regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba reported on Telegram on Oct. 27. 

The governor said that there had been several impacts. According to him, there were no casualties. Several incoming missiles were destroyed by Ukraine’s air defenses, he said.

“The enemy struck at one of the communities in the region,” Kuleba said.

“All emergency services are on the spot. The fire is being put out. There are no casualties or injuries. An air alert has been declared in the region. Stay in shelters until the all-clear.”

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Kyiv Oblast, the region that surrounds Ukraine capital city Kyiv, borders Belarus to the north and is hundreds of kilometers from the front line in Ukraine, which now runs through Kharkiv and Luhansk oblasts in the northeast, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya oblasts in the southeast, and Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts in the south.

The Russian military, since suffering serious military defeats first in Kyiv, Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts, from where it was forced to retreat, has since withdrawn from most of Kharkiv Oblast, and is also steadily losing ground in Kherson Oblast.

Russia is now increasingly targeting civilian infrastructure, including the electricity grid, and carrying out terror attacks on Ukrainian cities using cruise missiles and suicide drones.

Ukraine has, since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, repeatedly asked its Western allies to provide modern air defense systems to help protect it against Russian missile attacks.

However, the most modern air defense systems only began to be supplied in mid-October, after the Kremlin started its terror bombing campaign against civilian targets.

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