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Is Russia planning shelling Ukraine on February 24: Air Force's comment

Is Russia planning shelling Ukraine on February 24: Air Force's comment Yurii Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force Command (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

There's always a chance of Russia launching another attack. Therefore, there's no room for letting our guard down, according to the spokesperson for the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Yurii Ihnat.

"Expecting some kind of ugliness from Russia is necessary always, because it's a country that seeks to destroy us. Maybe there will be some connection to dates, or maybe not. I want to remind you of what happened last year, there was the first anniversary, everyone was expecting both on February 23 and 24. There were no shelling neither on the 23 nor on the 24," he said.

Ihnat reminded that last year the massive shelling occurred on March 9.

"Until this time, another massive attack has been postponed. Therefore, there's no room for complacency, the air defense systems are always ready to repel the enemy's aerial attack," he said.

Shelling of Dnipro and Odesa on February 23

Russian forces launched another massive attack on Ukraine overnight to February 23, hitting Dnipro and Odesa. 8 people were injured in a multi-story building in Dnipro due to the drone attack. Three casualties have been reported in Odesa.

In total, Russia attacked Ukraine with 31 kamikaze drones, 23 of which were shot down. In addition to kamikaze drones, the enemy also attacked with three anti-aircraft guided missiles S-300, anti-radiation missile Kh-31P, and two cruise missiles Kh-22. More details about the consequences of the shelling can be found in the RBC-Ukraine's article.