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Casualties, fires and evacuations: Consequences of Russian missile attack on Kyiv

Casualties, fires and evacuations: Consequences of Russian missile attack on Kyiv Missile attack on Kyiv on the night of December 13 (GettyImages)
Author: Maria Kholina

The Russian Federation launched missiles at Kyiv overnight on December 13th, resulting in fires in several areas of the capital and dozens of people injured.

As a result of the air defense system's efforts to intercept enemy targets in Kyiv, there were about ten incidents of falling missie debris:

Dniprovskyi district

In the Dniprovskyi district of the capital, missile debris damaged the facade of a residential building, leading to a fire. Residents were evacuated.

"There are many injured. Most injuries are related to cuts from glass due to windows shattered by the explosive wave," according to the Kyiv City Military Administration (KMCA) statement.

According to Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko, there were 12 casualties in the Dniprovskyi district, with 5 of them hospitalized and another 7 receiving on-site medical assistance.

Four cars were on fire in the courtyard of a residential building. Windows were shattered in one of the children's hospitals in the Dniprovskyi district, and the central entrance to the facility was damaged as well.


Klychko reported that as of 4:34 AM in the Dniprovskyi district, 25 people were affected, with 13 hospitalized. By 4:53 AM, there were 34 injured, including 2 children. As of 5:40 AM, the number had risen to 45 people, including 5 children. 18 individuals were hospitalized, and 27 received on-site medical assistance.

"As of 6:00 AM, 51 affected individuals were recorded, including 6 children. The oldest is 80 years old, the youngest is 5 years old," according to the KMCA statement.

Klychko said that a total of 53 people were affected as a result of the overnight enemy attack.

Water supply issues

Due to missile debris falling on the road, there was damage to the water supply network. Emergency crews are on-site addressing the situation.

As of 7:00 AM, the KCMA reported that water supply in the Dniprovskyi district had been normalized.

Desnianskyi district

The city mayor reported that a fire occurred in the Desnianskyi district of Kyiv in the courtyard of a multi-story building. Missile debris was ablaze in the open area. Fire and rescue services were operating on the scene.

Darnytskyi district

According to the KCMA, debris falling in the Darnytskyi district led to a fire in a private house covering an area of 400 square meters. Photos of the fire were also published:

Air defense operation

According to the Kyiv City Military Administration, all missiles used by Russia to attack Kyiv overnight were destroyed by the air defense forces.

Hospital shelling

Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko reported that during the night attack, a missile fell on the premises of one of the city's hospitals, according to preliminary information.

"Windows were blown out in several buildings of the institution. One person was injured. The police arrived at the scene, inspecting the crater on the medical facility's premises," the statement said.

Holosiivskyi district

Debris fell on the road in the Holosiivskyi district of Kyiv.

Explosions in Kyiv on the night of December 13

At least 10 powerful explosions occurred in the capital of Ukraine overnight on December 13. Following this, an air raid was declared in Kyiv and the surrounding region.

Later, the Ukrainian Air Force announced missile danger in the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions.