Ukraine has been rocked by explosions in the “biggest attack to date” as Russian bombers launched “dozens” of missiles.
This is the most devastating attack since the war started on 24 February 2022 as multiple cities were rocked by “enormous” explosions.
Widespread damage was caused in the attacks which rocked Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv and Dnipro and video footage shows a high-rise block of apartments a blaze.
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18 Russian strategic bombers launched dozens of X-101/X-505.
We have never seen so many targets simultaneously on our monitor,” said a Ukrainian Air Force spokesman.
The US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink, commented on the enormous attack by Russia.
Horrible news are coming from Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv and many other 🇺🇦 cities and regions are coming right now: massive Russia’s missile attack. Dozens of all types of missiles are being launched to hit civilian targets. Big mall in Dnipro, multi stores buildings in Kyiv… pic.twitter.com/dCMoAK9yGR
— Mariia Zolkina (@Mariia_Zolkina) December 29, 2023
She said, “This is what Ukrainians see on their phones this morning: and as a result, millions of men, women, and children are in bomb shelters as Russia fires missiles across the country.
“Ukraine needs funding now to continue to fight for freedom from such horror in 2024.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s Air Force said, “We haven’t seen so much red on our monitors for a very long time—across all areas, in all directions.
“Initially, the occupiers conducted reconnaissance through combat with the Shaheds, and then they launched missiles of various types.
DEVELOPING: Russian missile hits apartment building in Odesa, Ukraine pic.twitter.com/Uy4zLTdvrV
— BNO News (@BNONews) December 29, 2023
Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak added, “We are doing everything to strengthen our air shield. But the world needs to see that we need more support and strength to stop this terror.”
Regional police said in Kharkiv that the city was hit with “S-300 missiles” and “ten explosions rang out in Kharkiv.”