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Ukrainian air defense downs around 20 Russian rockets over Kyiv and region

Ukrainian air defense downs around 20 Russian rockets over Kyiv and region Photo: 20 rockets shot down in Kyiv (GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

During the Russian missile attack on Ukraine on the morning of February 7, about 20 missiles were shot down near Kyiv. The air alert in the capital lasted for almost three hours, according to Kyiv City Military Administration.

"The third missile attack on Kyiv in 2024. The enemy used Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles from Tu-95MS strategic bombers from the territory of the Russian Federation," the statement says.

According to the Kyiv City Military Administration, the missiles hit the capital in several waves from different directions. About two dozen enemy missiles were shot down by Ukrainian Air Defense Forces and means over Kyiv and the region.


According to preliminary data from the Kyiv City Military Administration., a fire broke out in a multi-story residential building and a service station in the Holosiivskyi district as a result of the Russian missile attack. Cars caught fire and power lines were damaged. Preliminary, one person was injured. Emergency services are extinguishing the fire.

Two people were injured in Dniprovskyi district as a result of a rocket attack. Power grids were damaged. "Repair crews of power engineers are already working to restore power supply," the statement says.

Russian air attack on Ukraine on February 7

On the morning of February 7, Russian troops launched a combined attack on Ukraine with missiles and Shaheds.

The air alert in Kyiv was announced at 5:55 a.m. The air force reported launches from Tu-95MS aircraft in Russia, and then missiles moving toward the capital.

The first explosions in Kyiv occurred at around 7:00 a.m., and air defense was activated in the city. The second explosion in the capital occurred at 7:50 a.m.

As a result of the Russian attack, two high-voltage power lines in the capital were damaged by missile fragments. Some consumers on the left bank were left without electricity.