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Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv and Drohobych under massive Russian attack: Consequences revealed

Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv and Drohobych under massive Russian attack: Consequences revealed Photo: On February 7, Russia launched a massive attack on Ukraine (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Today, on February 7, in the morning, Russia massively attacked Ukraine with missiles and Shaheds. Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Mykolaiv were hit, and explosions were also heard in the western regions. Fires, destruction, and casualties have been reported.

The main about the attack:

  • Russian troops attacked Ukraine en masse in several waves, firing missiles from Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3. The enemy also used ballistic missiles, and before that, they launched Shaheds.
  • The missile in the Lviv region was flying in the direction of Poland. At a distance of 20 kilometers from the border, it turned 180 degrees. Three Polish F-16s flew to intercept the missile.
  • Kyiv. Explosions were heard, and air defense systems were operating. There are victims of falling debris in the Dniprovskyi district, and there is an emergency power outage. The mayor reported that 2 high-voltage lines were damaged. In Holosiivskyi district, a high-rise building, cars, and a service station are on fire. In addition, a heating main on the left bank of the capital was damaged.
  • Kyiv region. Explosions were heard.
  • Kharkiv. A hit in the Slobidskyi district. There is damage to non-residential infrastructure.
  • Mykolaiv. There were hits by rockets and Shaheds. About 20 houses and water supply networks were damaged. A fire broke out on a section of an underground gas pipeline and the territory of an infrastructure facility. There are injured and a dead person.
  • Cherkasy region. There were explosions.
  • Lviv region. Explosions were heard in Drohobych.

Missiles and drones Russia used to attack Ukraine

According to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Russians carried out several strikes on Ukraine, using various means of air attack - attack UAVs, cruise, ballistic, and anti-aircraft guided missiles.

A total of 64 air attack weapons were used:

  • 20 Shaheds (Chauda - Crimea);
  • 29 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles from ten Tu-95MS strategic aviation aircraft (launches - Engels, Caspian Sea)
  • 4 Kh-22 cruise missiles from Tu-22M3 bombers (launch area - Sevastopol, Kursk)
  • 3 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles from carriers in the Black Sea (launch area - Novorossiysk);
  • 3 Iskander-M ballistic missiles (launches from Cape Tarkhankut - Crimea, Voronezh region - Russia)
  • 5 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles (launch area - Belgorod region - Russia).

As a result of combat operations, the Air Force and Defense Forces of Ukraine destroyed 44 air targets:

  • 26 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles;
  • 3 Kalibr cruise missiles;
  • 15 Shaheds.


In Kyiv, during the air alert, air defense systems were operating, and about 20 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 missiles were shot down over the capital and in the area, which came at Kyiv in several waves from different directions.

But there are also consequences due to the fall of debris in two districts.

In particular, in the Holosiivskyi district, an 18-story building caught fire on several floors. There are victims. Cars and service stations also caught fire in the area.

In addition, in Dniprovskyi district, the debris damaged high-voltage lines. This caused an emergency power outage in the area. People were left without electricity.

In total, there are currently 9 people injured in the capital as a result of the Russian attack. Six people have already been hospitalized from a high-rise building in Holosiivskyi district. Among them is a pregnant woman. Emergency services are working at the scene. Two more victims were hospitalized in Dniprovskyi district. One was treated on the spot.

The heating main on the left bank of the capital was also damaged. Experts are investigating the extent of the damage.

At 9:15 a.m., DTEK reported that they would power the buildings with backup power sources within three to four hours, and by the end of the day, they plan to restore normal operation of the power grids.

Updated at 10:02 a.m. The number of victims in Kyiv has increased to 13.

According to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, a total of 13 people have been injured in the capital as a result of the Russian attack.

10 of them, including a pregnant woman, were hospitalized in Holosiivskyi district.

Three people were injured in Dniprovskyi district. Two of them were hospitalized, and one was treated on the spot.

Updated at 11:30 a.m. The number of people injured in the Russian rocket attack on the capital has increased to 21. The Kyiv City Military Administration confirmed the deaths of three people.

According to the Prosecutor General's Office, the dead include a 73-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man.


The Russian shelling of Kharkiv with S-300 missiles began at 6:00 a.m., with hits recorded in the Slobidskyi district. The enemy made at least four attacks.

There is damage to non-residential infrastructure. A 52-year-old woman was lightly injured.


Russians attacked Mykolaiv with Shaheds and rockets. There are two locations of damage - a private residential sector and an infrastructure facility. In the first one, about 40 private houses were damaged. A rocket hit the road, creating a large crater. The blast wave damaged the houses. A man died of severe injuries and several other people were injured.

As for the territory of the infrastructure facility, a building was hit and a fire broke out in a technical structure. The fire is currently localized.

There is damage to gas and water supply networks in the city.

Photo: the aftermath of the Russian attack on the residential sector in Mykolaiv (


There are also hits in the Lviv region. The industrial facility in Drohobych was damaged. Partial destruction of the building was recorded there. A fire is burning in an area of about 300 square meters. Firefighters are working at the scene.

As of now, there is no information about injuries or deaths.

In addition, the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces shot down one missile in the Stryi district. There were no casualties or injuries. There are no damaged facilities.

Previous attack

Russian troops massively attacked Ukraine on January 23. Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Pavlohrad were under attack. The enemy fired 41 missiles at Ukraine, most of them flying on a ballistic trajectory. Ukrainian Air Defense Forces managed to hit 21 enemy targets. However, the attack resulted in 12 deaths, destruction, and injuries. Most of the victims were in Kharkiv, where a high-rise building was destroyed.

RBC-Ukraine reported in detail about the previous Russian massive missile attack.