Russia launched an overnight attack against the southeastern city of Dnipro in the early hours of Monday morning, with a number of explosions reported.
The attacks on troops and infrastructure were carried out by 16 missiles and 20 attack drones, the general staff wrote on Facebook, saying its air defences had destroyed all the drones and four of the cruise missiles, without giving details.
“Fascists. Terrorists. Inhumans. But, thanks to our Defense Forces, we withstood the attack,” head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Lysak, said on Telegram.
He said a 25-year-old man was injured by a missile attack in one district and seven were injured in another district including two women in their 50s and 70s.
Ukraine's emergency service posted footage of fire stations with roofs blown off and fire engines torn apart.
It said one of its rescuers was injured, while three of its buildings and more than 20 pieces of equipment were destroyed.
"Today the whole of Dnipro did not sleep. There has not been such shelling since the start of the war," the city's mayor Borys Filatov wrote on Telegram messenger.
Air raid sirens also sounded in Kyiv just after 2 a.m. but no explosions were reported.
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