Russia’s 8th Massive Attack Against Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, December 6, 2022
Russia’s 8th Massive Attack Against Ukraine

On December 5, Russia fired 70 missiles against Ukraine. 1 of the missiles hit the territory of Moldova

Today, on the anniversary of the signing of the Budapest memorandum, Russia launched the 8th massive attack on Ukraine's energy infrastructure. For 3 hours and 5 minutes, Russia was shelling Ukraine; 70 missiles were fired, 60 of them were shot down by Ukrainian air defence. According to the command of the Air Force of AFU, while the Ukrainians were hiding in bomb shelters, they flew to Ukraine:

  • 38 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles from 8 Tu-95ms strategic aircraft. The missiles were launched from the waters of the Caspian sea and Volgodonsk, Rostov region;
  • 22 Caliber cruise missiles by the ships of the Black sea fleet;
  • 3 Kh-22 missiles, 6 Kh-59 and 1 Kh-31P guided missiles from the Black sea region.

There is a hit on an energy infrastructure facility in Kyiv. As a result, 40% of the inhabitants of the Kyiv region were left without electricity (= without communications, heating, and partly without water). Air defence shot down 9 out of 10 missiles.

In the Odesa region, there are hits of Russian missiles on energy and civilian infrastructure objects. Injured 2 people. Most of the area is de-energized.

According to the PM of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal, the hit was also in the Vinnytsia region. Forced measures have been introduced to turn off and stabilize electricity.

It is worth noting that during the Russian terrorist attack against Ukraine, the UN High Commissioner Volker Türk was in the air raid shelter in Kyiv.

"Meeting with human rights defenders in an underground shelter in Kyiv as missiles strike & air raid sirens sound again. Unbelievable that this is happening almost daily in Ukraine. This must not become a new normal," Volker Türk.

It is known that 1 Russian missile hit on the territory of Moldova. There is no information regarding victims. Citing the example of Moldova and Poland, we remind you that Russia is waging war not only against Ukraine but also against neighbouring countries a"d democracy in total. 

"Ukraine should get modern missile and air defence systems as soon as possible that will save lives, protect critical infrastructure and prevent further missile attacks from"the Russian Federation,” Oleh Nikolenko, speaker at the Ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine.

The commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhny thanked the partner countries for the provided weapons, thanks to which Ukraine was able to shoot down 90% of missiles today and protect its citizens. And, of course, a separate and greatest gratitude to our soldiers, who each time more and more skillfully use air defence and missile defence systems.

"I thank the military personnel who hold the sky above us! Sincere gratitude to the partners for the provided air defence and missile defence systems," Valerii Zaluzhny.

The commander-in-chief noted that today the Ukrainian Air Force, Ground Forces, and mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defense Forces withstood the defence of Ukraine.

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