Russia’s overnight drone and missile attacks on Ukrainian cities have continued, with air alerts sounding across the country in the early hours of Friday morning.
Kyiv was attacked by several kamikaze drones but according to city authorities, all targets were intercepted.
“All air targets sent toward Kyiv were destroyed by our anti-aircraft defences,” the head of Kyiv’s military administration, Serhiy Popko, wrote on Telegram.
He added: “This Kremlin tactic is an attempt to overwhelm our anti-aircraft forces and put psychological pressure on civilians. It won’t happen!”
❗️On the night of May 19, the Russians attacked #Ukraine from the north and south-east with #Shaked-136/131 drones and #Kalibr cruise missiles from ships in the #BlackSea.— KyivPost (@KyivPost) May 19, 2023
16 Shaked-136/131 drones and 3 Kalibr cruise missiles were shot down by Ukrainian Air Defense. pic.twitter.com/2ioHI18bCL
Last night’s attack was the 10th attack this month and the second in less than 24 hours.
A casualty was reported in the city of Kryvyi Rih.
“Last night, several explosions rang out in Kryvyi Rih,” Head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Lysak said on Telegram.
“The enemy hit a private industrial enterprise. A 64-year-old woman was injured. She was hospitalized in a serious condition."
Explosions were also reported in Lviv. According to Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, the target was an object of critical infrastructure of the city but there were no causalities.
"On the night of May 19, 2023, the Russian occupiers attacked Ukraine from the northern and southeastern directions with Shahed-136/131 combat drones and Kalibr cruise missiles from ships in the Black Sea,” the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Telegram.
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