Russia launched a fresh barrage of missiles against Ukraine during the night of 23-24 June, causing damage and casualties.

In the capital, Kyiv, there were air alerts three times during the night, beginning at 22.46 pm on Friday and ending at 06.47 on Saturday morning.

Air defenses "detected and destroyed more than 20 missiles in the airspace around Kyiv", said Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv military administration.

Falling debris caused a fire in a 24-storey building in Kyiv’s Solomainsky district, leaving at least three killed and eight injured.

In the central city of Dnipro, "several houses were completely destroyed. Huge crater after the explosion", mayor Borys Filatov said on Telegram.

Ukraine’s air defense units destroyed nine Russian cruise missiles and three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) over the Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukrinform reports.


This was announced by Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Head Serhii Lysak on Telegram.


In the country's second-largest city Kharkiv, a gas pipe was destroyed, causing a fire but no casualties, regional governor Oleg Syniegubov said.

Odesa and Kropivnytsky were also targeted by the Russians.

Earlier, the Ukrainian air force also reported missiles heading in the direction of the northern regions of Sumy and Poltava.

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