Russian Attack on Kyiv and the Regions on May 16

by Meifan Honcharuk
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Russian Attack on Kyiv and the Regions on May 16

The city administration: "The mass attack on May 16 in Kyiv was unprecedented in its density"

Today at 3:30 a .m., Russia attacked Ukraine from the north, south, and east. Russia used 18 different types of missiles, attack drones and drones against the civilian population of Ukraine.

  • 6 aeroballistic missiles Kinzhal;
  • 9 cruise missiles Caliber;
  • 3 ballistic/anti-aircraft missiles;
  • 6 Shahed136/131 attack drones;
  • 3 Orlan and Supercam drones.

With the help of the MiG-31K, Russia used 6 Kh-47M2 Kinzhal against Ukraine from ships in the Black sea — 9 Calibers, S-400, "Iskander-M. According to the command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, all attacks were repelled with the help of air defence.

On this night, Russia attacked the city of Kyiv, especially brutally.

"Mass attack on May 16 in Kyiv was unprecedented in its density," Kyiv city administration. 

Russian ballistic missiles and attack drones were flying not on critical infrastructure but on civilians. Thanks to the air defence provided to us by foreign partners, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled all attacks. Burning fragments of Russian missiles and drones fell all over the territory of Kyiv and caused the ignition of a 200 m2 enterprise and several cars all over Kyiv. There are no victims among people.

The rocket's debris also fell on the territory of the city zoo. There are no deaths among the animals, but all the 4-legged inhabitants of the zoo are frightened and are now being given anti-stress help.

  • Kherson. The region was shelled 80 times that night. 2 people were injured;
  • Kharkiv region. 2 people died;
  • Donetsk region. In Avdiivka, Russian artillery killed 4 people and injured 4 more;
  • Zaporizhzhia region. 90 attacks on 14 cities and villages. More than 20 houses were destroyed. There are no victims among the population. 
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