The enemy does not stop terrorizing Ukraine. On January 1, as a result of an attack by enemy drones, there were wounded and dead in different regions of the country.
The first day of 2024 for Ukraine became a continuation of terror by the Russian military. On New Year’s Eve, cities were attacked by drones and missiles. They did not stop during the day. Focus collected everything that is known about the shelling at the moment.
Sumy, Kherson, Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev regions, Kyiv, as well as other regions came under attack on January 1.
Kyiv and region
According to the head of KOVA, Alexander Kravchenko, the air raid alert in the region was announced three times during the day of the year. The latter lasted almost 2.5 hours due to another attack by enemy drones.
During this time, air defense operated in the Kyiv region.
“Thanks to the effective work of our defenders against hostile targets, there were no hits on critical or residential infrastructure. At the same time, falling debris was recorded in several settlements in two districts of the region. Damage to four private houses and four cars is already known. In addition, due to falling debris in open areas, a grass fire occurred. The fires were quickly extinguished,” the official wrote, adding that together with the communities, the authorities are collecting information about the needs of residents of damaged houses. He promised that they would be provided with all the necessary assistance. Kravchenko also stated that there were no casualties or injuries.
According to the Office of the Prosecutor General, on January 1, at about 1:10, the occupiers fired artillery at the village of Kupyansk-Uzlovoy. An enemy shell hit the roof of a five-story residential building. At about 9:00, Russian troops struck the village again. According to preliminary data, from the Uragan MLRS. Also today, the enemy shelled the village of Dvurechnaya, Kupyansky district. A civilian died.
In the morning, the Russian army carried out an airstrike on the village. Kucherivka, Kupyansky district. Residential buildings and outbuildings were damaged. The preliminary strike was carried out by FAB-250. Prosecutors, together with police investigators, collected evidence and documented the consequences of Russia’s armed aggression.
Around noon, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, Alexander Prokudin, announced that the Russian Armed Forces had fired at a residential building in Veletensky. Two people were trapped under the rubble. A 73-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries and her body was removed from the rubble by rescuers. It is also known that a 50-year-old local resident was rescued. Her leg and back were injured, so she was hospitalized and provided with all the necessary assistance.
The village of Kamyshany also came under fire. The occupiers damaged a residential building with its owner inside. She suffered a traumatic brain injury and concussion. The victim was taken to a medical facility.
In the Sumy region, according to the regional military administration, at about 15:00 an enemy suicide bomber hit a two-story house in the Esman community. One of its residents, a 52-year-old woman, was seriously injured and died in hospital. The body of a 40-year-old man was pulled out from under the rubble. Another woman was injured. State Emergency Service employees continue to clear the rubble.
As reported in the office of the Prosecutor General, under the procedural leadership of the Sumy Regional Prosecutor’s Office, a pre-trial investigation has been launched into violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with premeditated murder (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
Dnieper and Dnipropetrovsk region
Sergei Lysak, head of the Dnepropetrovsk OVA, said that on January 1, the Russians launched seven kamikaze drones into the Nikopol region.
“He covered with artillery fire. He hit the regional center and the Mirovsky Society,” he writes.
The Russian Armed Forces also attacked Krivoy Rog and the region. The Zelenodolsk community came under shelling. Power lines and Internet connections were damaged. Fortunately, no people were injured.
The relevant services are now busy eliminating the consequences of the attack.
It is also known that in the Dneprovsky district of the Dnepropetrovsk region, the Vostok Air Command unit destroyed an X-59 guided aircraft missile.
Shelling of Ukraine on New Year’s Eve
Let us remind you that on New Year’s Eve in Odessa and Nikolaev, during an air raid late in the evening of December 31, a whole series of explosions were heard. In Odessa, after the “martyrdom” attack, the city was hit by debris from downed drones. Fires broke out in residential buildings in different areas of the city. One death is known, a 15-year-old teenager. There are wounded among the residents of damaged houses.
The enemy also attacked Lviv and the region with 10 drones. The wreckage of two suicide bombers fell in the city. The Roman Shukhevych Museum in Belogorsch was completely destroyed, and the Agrarian University, where Stepan Bandera studied, was significantly damaged.
Previously Focus wrote that Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened new strikes on Ukraine, and also told how the Russian Defense Ministry justified its strikes on Kharkov.