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Russian troops massively attack Kharkiv

Russian troops massively attack Kharkiv An explosion in Kharkiv in the morning of January 2 (GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

There were explosions in Kharkiv this morning, January 2. The city is under a massive missile attack. An air alert has been declared throughout Ukraine, according to Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov.

"There was an explosion in Kharkiv," the message says.

The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, says that the Russians struck at Kharkiv.

Earlier, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported a threat of ballistic missile attacks on Kharkiv.

Later, the mayor added that Kharkiv was under a massive missile attack. He urged people to take cover.

Russian attack with missiles and drones in Ukraine on January 2

An air alert was declared in all regions of Ukraine. Missile launches from Russian strategic bombers are reported. People are urged to take shelter.

Explosions were heard in Kropyvnytskyi, Kirovohrad region. Also, explosions and the work of Air Defense Forces were reported in Kyiv.

Tonight, on January 2, Russia launched several dozen attack drones on Ukraine.

An air alert was declared in Kyiv and several southern and central regions, and Air Defense Forces were deployed. Later, explosions were heard in the capital.

The Kyiv City Military Administration reported that the wreckage of the downed drones had fallen in two districts of the city. Fires broke out at the crash site.

The Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed all 35 Shaheds that Russia used to attack Ukraine that night.