Air raid sirens wailed early in the morning in 17 Ukrainian cities: Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Kharkiv, Kirovograd, Nikolaev, Poltava, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Khmelnytsky, Odessa, Sumy, Vinnitsa, Volyn and Ternopil.
Commenting on the attacks, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s social media team said: “At least one thing we can always count on in these uncertain times.”
The damage caused by Russian artillery and air raids is enormous – and despite all protective measures, civilians die every day in these large-scale attacks.
In Chernihiv, for example, the Russian army shelled Hospital No. 2. Mayor Vladislav Atroshenko: “Dozens of civilians, many women and children, were killed. We also have no electricity, no water supply and no heating. The surviving hospital patients are lying in the corridors at 10 degrees cold.”
The Ukrainian army reports further successful counterattacks, but the reports cannot be confirmed. However, one of the Ukrainians’ successes can actually be verified: another high-ranking Russian officer was killed. The deputy commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Andriy Paliy, was killed in Ukraine – the officer is actually from Kyiv but emigrated to Russia.