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Largest attack on Kyiv: 16 dead, day of mourning declared

Largest attack on Kyiv: 16 dead, day of mourning declared Photo: the number of dead in Kyiv has increased to 16, the rescue operation continues (Getty Images)

Rescuers have discovered the bodies of three more victims following yesterday's attack by Russian terrorists. The death toll has risen to 16, informs the Telegram channel of the Kyiv City Military Administration.

During the past few hours, rescuers have discovered the bodies of three more people under the rubble.

As of 12:40, there are now 16 confirmed casualties among Ukrainians.

The search and rescue operation continues, and according to the Mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, it will extend into tomorrow.

On January 1st, Kyiv will observe a day of mourning.

Missile attack on Ukraine on December 29

During the night of December 29, terrorists launched the most massive attack on Ukraine. The enemy released a total of 36 UAVs of the Shahed type and dozens of missiles, including H-101/H-555/H-55, Kinjal, H-31P, H-59. Russian forces also launched 14 guided anti-aircraft missiles S-300, targeting Kharkiv.

The air defense system successfully destroyed 114 aerial targets.

Over 30 targets were neutralized by the air defense over Kyiv. The capital witnessed fires in multi-story buildings and warehouses due to the attack. Debris at the warehouse in the Shevchenkivskyi district continues to be dismantled.

For more details on the massive attack and its consequences, read our material.