At least four dead by a drone strike on a residential area in the Kyiv region as a result of Russian forces attacking multiple Ukrainian cities. Ukrainian news authorities are providing a bit more information on the drone strike that occurred overnight in the Kyiv region and resulted in these fatalities and seven injuries.
According to the report, two dorms and an educational center in the city of Rzhyshchiv were partially damaged in the attack, according to a statement made by the state emergency agency on the Telegram messaging app. It is also reported that two individuals were injured and one was saved, but four were likely still trapped beneath the rubble.
Drone strikes made four dead
After assaults in which the Ukrainian military said Iranian-made Shahed drones were used, authorities stated that more than 100 employees and 28 vehicles had been dispatched to the area and that the search for survivors was still ongoing.
In the early hours of Wednesday, two student dorms in the nearby city of Rzhyshchiv were attacked. Many children were also injured. According to the rescue services, one of the injured was an 11-year-old.
Separately, officials in Crimea, which Russia has annexed, claim that a drone attack by the Ukrainians on their fleet was repelled. Residents in the port city of Sevastopol reported hearing explosions.
Three “objects” that were aimed toward the Black Sea Fleet, according to the head of Russia’s occupying authority, Mikhail Razvozhaev, were destroyed, but Russian warships were unharmed.
The Ukrainian military, which earlier this week claimed to have destroyed missiles heading for the fleet at a rail junction in Dzhankoi, northern Crimea, made no comments. Russian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that more than 20 “killer drones,” as well as missiles and shells, had been launched.
He stated, in reference to the Chinese President Xi Jinping’s earlier departure from Russia, that every time “someone tries to hear the word “peace” in Moscow,” another order to begin assaults is delivered.”
The strategy offers no concrete recommendations and does not specifically demand that Russian military forces withdraw from Ukraine’s sovereign territory.
At least four people were reported missing under the wreckage of the dormitory buildings in Rzhyshchiv that were struck by Russian drones, according to the official emergency service of Ukraine. Also damaged was a three-story high school building.
According to presidential chief of staff Andriy Yermak, three people were hurt in a separate Russian attack that targeted a three-story structure on a monastery’s property in the southern city of Odesa.
Additionally, drones were shot at Zhytomyr’s northwest region, although no one was reportedly harmed. According to the Ukrainian military, 16 of the 21 drones fired on Wednesday from the Bryansk area of Russia, which is located just north of the Ukrainian border, were shot down.
Hours later, despite claims that Russian jets carrying long-range missiles had reportedly taken to the skies, air raid sirens sounded throughout Ukraine.
Another development is that, according to the UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD), Ukrainian forces have just begun a counterattack to the west of the embattled city of Bakhmut, which Moscow has been waging a grueling war of attrition to take over for months.
According to the MoD, this will probably reduce strain on the city’s primary Ukrainian supply line.
The spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, Maria Zakharova, posted a lengthy message on Telegram criticizing the International Criminal Court in The Hague for its decision to issue arrest warrants for Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, and Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the country’s commissioner for children’s rights, over what is allegedly the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.