On November 11, the Associated Press quoted local officials as saying that the Russian army had attacked the Ukrainian capital Kiev with missiles. Serhiy Popko, head of the Kiev military administration, said a ballistic missile was shot down as it approached Kiev and no one was injured.
The Ukrainian Air Force later confirmed that it was an Iskander-M ballistic missile. According to AP, this is the latest missile attack on Kiev after about 2 months.
The air defense system of Ukraine actively repelled attacks in the Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy and Kirovograd regions. Photo: PA
Besides Kiev, many other places in Ukraine were also attacked, such as Kherson, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia…
The air defense system of Ukraine actively repelled attacks in the Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Poltava, Sumy and Kirovograd regions. Russia launched 31 Shaheed-136/131 drones, of which 19 were shot down, the country’s air force said.
Regional governor Oleh Kipar said the attack in the Odessa region had damaged the city’s port infrastructure.
Ukrainian military spokesman Yu Ihnat said Russian forces also launched an X-31 missile, an Onyx anti-ship missile and an S-300 guided missile overnight.
Smoke rises after a rocket attack in the village of Kiselyovka near Kherson. Photo: AP
In Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that its airstrikes targeted an ammunition depot serving the 43rd Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near the village of Devichki in the Kiev region.
In an online statement, the ministry said the Ukrainian drone was shot down in the Smolensk and Moscow regions. Smolensk Governor Vasily Anokhin posted on social media that no one was injured.
Meanwhile, Moscow railway operator MZHD said several freight train cars derailed in the Ryazan region – Russia – on the morning of November 11 due to “illegal interference”.
Russian law enforcement reported 15 train cars derailed southeast of Moscow, while MZHD put the number at 19.
Train derailed in Ryazan region. Photo: AP