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Russian attack on Khmelnytskyi region aftermath: Damaged infrastructure, fire, casualties

Russian attack on Khmelnytskyi region aftermath: Damaged infrastructure, fire, casualties The consequences of the Russian attack on Khmelnytskyi region on January 8 (t me dsns_telegram)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Two people were killed in the Russian shelling of Khmelnytskyi region on January 8. A building in the regional center was damaged by the attack, according to the deputy head of the Khmelnytskyi Regional Military Administration, Serhii Tiurin.

"The enemy struck at infrastructure facilities in the region. There was a fire, which was localized by the State Emergency Service units. Unfortunately, we have two dead people - men born in 1947 and 1964," Tiurin says.

Consequences of the Russian strike

Currently, the aftermath of the strike is still being eliminated. In particular, according to Tiurin, residential buildings were damaged, and windows were smashed in houses.

"In the city of Khmelnytskyi, two people were killed and an apartment building was damaged by Russian missile fire," the National Police of Ukraine states.

Two Russian missiles were shot down

The deputy head of the KRMA also added that in the morning, during an air alert within the Khmelnytskyi region, air defense systems had shot down two enemy missiles.

Russian strike in Khmelnytskyi region

On the morning of January 8, an air alert was declared in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force reported the takeoff of a MiG-31K. The entire map turned red within minutes. Explosions were heard in Dnipro, Kharkiv, and Zaporizhzhia, and Ukrainian Air Defense was operating in the Khmelnytskyi region.

Later, the deputy head of the Presidential Office, Oleksii Kuleba, said that two people were killed in Khmelnytskyi after the Russian attack. According to the latest data, 38 people have been wounded and four have been killed in Russia's massive attack on Ukraine. Read more about the January 8 attack by the Russians in a RBC-Ukraine report.