The Russian army has attacked at dawn Kryvyi Rih, the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with five Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones that hit their targets without causing deaths or injuries, the head of the city’s Military Administration, Oleksandr Vilkul, has reported. On his Telegram channel, Vilkul wrote that “at night, the enemy launched a massive attack on Kryvyi Rih with kamikaze Shahed drones.”
“Thanks to the operations of the air defense system, one of the enemy drones was shot down“, explained the military, who added that five other unmanned devices were not intercepted. He added that “thank God, there are no casualties” and asked citizens not to share images of the effects of the attack so as not to give information that could be used by Russia while the authorities work to repair the damage caused.
The head of the Kryviy Rih Military Administration, a industrial city located about 420 kilometers southeast of Kyivstated that “all important infrastructure, public transportation, and social and medical institutions in the city function stably despite the attack.”
Since last October, Russia has been using Iranian Shahed-136 drones, and sometimes missiles, to attack energy infrastructure throughout Ukrainewhich during the winter suffered massive blackouts as a result of this campaign.
Ukrainian authorities have also reported a Russian missile attack on the Odessa region. “On March 23 around 9:30 p.m. (local time, 7:30 p.m. GMT), the air defenses of the Southern Air Command shot down two Kh-59 surface-to-air guided missiles launched by Russian Su-35 fighters from the Black Sea“, informed the military authority of the region.
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