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Another Russian attack. Explosions in Kiev and Lviv

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Russia carried out a drone attack on Kiev at night, the authorities of the Kiev region announced. Ukrainian troops launched air defense. Lviv and the Lviv region were also attacked. The general staff of the Ukrainian armed forces said that the Ukrainian air defense shot down 28 out of 30 Shahed drones used by the Russian army.

Mayor Lviv Andriy Sadovy reported on the Telegram channel that explosions were heard in the city. He appealed to residents to go to shelters. He also informed that a critical infrastructure facility was hit as a result of the attack.

“There was a fire. No one was injured,” said the head of the Lviv region, Maksym Kozycki.

Officials did not provide more details. They only informed that emergency services are working at the scene.

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Lviv after the Russian missile attack Pavlo Palamarchuk/Anadolu Agency/ABACA/PAP/EPA

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On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the Russians also carried out a drone attack on Kiev. “The Air Force of the Armed Forces Ukraine warn of the missile threat and the Russian threat with the use of attack drones in Kiev and areas where a state of emergency has been declared, local authorities said in a statement quoted by the Ukrinform news agency.

As reported by the tsn.ua portal, the anti-aircraft alarm sounded in the capital for more than three hours, enemy drones were coming in “waves” from different directions. Infrastructure damage was not reported. There are also no reports of casualties. It was the second attack on the Ukrainian capital using Iranian-made drones since early June.

In Zaporizhia, where the Russians struck with seven S-300 missiles, a farm was destroyed.

An air alert was also announced in several other regions of Ukraine, including Zhytomyr, Khmelnitsky and Chernivtsi oblasts.

28 Shahed shot down

During last night’s massive attack Russia Ukrainian air defense has shot down 28 out of 30 Shahed drones, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported. Most of the machines were destroyed near Kiev.

The Kiev administration reported on the Telegram channel that Ukrainian defenses detected and destroyed about 20 enemy targets in the airspace around Kiev.

Main photo source: Pavlo Palamarchuk/Anadolu Agency/ABACA/PAP/EPA

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