Russia launched missile attack on Ukraine on 18 February, explosions and air defense work was reported in three oblasts

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On Saturday, 18 February, explosions were reported in the south-Ukrainian Mykolayiv Oblast and in Khmelnytskyi in the west of the country. In Khmelnytskyi, 3 educational institutions and about 10 high-rise residential buildings were damaged, two people were injured, the mayor of Khmelnytskyi said.

Russia launched a missile attack on Ukraine in the morning. Ukraine’s air defense downed at least one missile, the head of Mykolayiv Oblast Vitaliy Kim said. Also, the work of air defense was reported in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Ukraine’s Air Force Command reported that in total Russia launched 4 Kalibr missile in the morning of 18 February 2023. Two of them were downed by Ukraine’s air defense.

At the same time, Ukrainian energy operator has preemptively switched off electricity in Kyiv, Odesa and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts to prevent serious damage to the system caused by possible missile explosions.

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