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Ukraine downs 43 of 57 Russian air targets overnight

Russian cruise missiles and drones hit two districts in Kyiv, critical infrustructure in Lviv Oblast & heating networks and a power line in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
Russian cruise missile.
Ukraine downs 43 of 57 Russian air targets overnight

Ukraine’s Air Defense Forces shot down 18 missiles and 25 Shahed drones overnight on 24 March, the Air Force reported.

The Russian military attacked Ukraine with 29 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles and 28 drones, according to Ukraine’s Air Forces.

The missiles were launched from 14 Tu-95MS strategic aviation aircraft from Engels, Russia, and drones were launched from Primorsko-Akhtarsk in Russia and Cape Chauda in Russian-occupied Crimea. Occupied Crimea has become a Russian military base as well as other occupied territories and is used for further aggression.

The nationwide air raid alert lasted for over three hours. Ukraine’s Air Defense destroyed Russian air targets over Dnipro, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Sumy, Kyiv, Volyn, and Lviv oblasts.

In Kyiv and near the city, Ukraine’s Air Defenses destroyed up to ten missiles. The fragments of the missiles fell in Desnianskyi district and Shevchenkivskyi district, damaging the territory of residential buildings, Kyiv City State Administration reported. The facade of a multi-story building in the Shevchenkivskyi district was reportedly damaged, and there were no casualties.

Lviv city mayor Andrii Sadovyi said about 20 missiles and seven Shahed drones targeted the oblast. The Russian missiles hit critical infrastructure in the oblast. There were no casualties.

According to Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhii Lysak, a Russian military attack damaged heating networks and a power line, leaving hospitals, educational institutions, and three thousand homes, where 76 thousand people live in total, without heating in Kryvyi Rih. One of the medical institutions had a power outage.

The wreckage of a downed drone also damaged a power facility in the Nikopol district, power reportedly has been restored.

According to the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine, three Russian Shahed drones hit the port infrastructure in Odesa. There were no casualties. The forces destroyed three Russian drones over Mykolaiv Oblast and one over Kherson Oblast.

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