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Ukraine: Destroyed building, first aid tents seen after reports of shelling in Vyshhorod02:56

Ukraine: Destroyed building, first aid tents seen after reports of shelling in Vyshhorod

Ukraine, Vyshhorod, Kiev
November 24, 2022 at 14:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

A damaged building as well as rescue teams and first aid tents were seen in Vyshhorod, a city in the Kiev region, on Wednesday, after authorities claimed the area had been shelled by Russian forces.

"I'm worried about everyone being alive and safe, and the fact that the windows and doors are all broken, it's all so [insignificant]," said Irina, one of the residents.

The head of the national police in the Kiev area, Andriy Nebitov claimed that five people had been killed and 35 injured in a rocket attack.

Footage also shows people were also seen sheltering in the Pochaina metro station in Kiev.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Russian Armed Forces had launched dozens of missiles at the country's energy infrastructure, in his address to citizens on his Telegram channel on Wednesday. The Ukrainian Defence Ministry also released a statement.

"In the course of a massive attack on residential buildings and energy infrastructure in Kiev, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Kirovohrad, Zaporozhye, Kharkiv and Donetsk regions and Kiev, Russian occupation forces fired 67 cruise missiles and up to 10 Lancet UAVs. 51 missiles and 5 UAVs were shot down by the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the department claimed.

The Russian Defence Ministry did report on Thursday that its armed forces had "launched a massive attack using high-precision long-range air- and ground-based weaponry, at the military control system of Ukraine and energy facilities related to it on November 23".

However, it denied strikes close to the capital.

"Not a single strike was carried out against targets within the city limits of Kiev. All the destruction declared by the Kiev regime in the city was the result of foreign and Ukrainian air defence missiles falling in residential areas of the Ukrainian capital," the ministry added.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.

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A damaged building as well as rescue teams and first aid tents were seen in Vyshhorod, a city in the Kiev region, on Wednesday, after authorities claimed the area had been shelled by Russian forces.

"I'm worried about everyone being alive and safe, and the fact that the windows and doors are all broken, it's all so [insignificant]," said Irina, one of the residents.

The head of the national police in the Kiev area, Andriy Nebitov claimed that five people had been killed and 35 injured in a rocket attack.

Footage also shows people were also seen sheltering in the Pochaina metro station in Kiev.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Russian Armed Forces had launched dozens of missiles at the country's energy infrastructure, in his address to citizens on his Telegram channel on Wednesday. The Ukrainian Defence Ministry also released a statement.

"In the course of a massive attack on residential buildings and energy infrastructure in Kiev, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Kirovohrad, Zaporozhye, Kharkiv and Donetsk regions and Kiev, Russian occupation forces fired 67 cruise missiles and up to 10 Lancet UAVs. 51 missiles and 5 UAVs were shot down by the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the department claimed.

The Russian Defence Ministry did report on Thursday that its armed forces had "launched a massive attack using high-precision long-range air- and ground-based weaponry, at the military control system of Ukraine and energy facilities related to it on November 23".

However, it denied strikes close to the capital.

"Not a single strike was carried out against targets within the city limits of Kiev. All the destruction declared by the Kiev regime in the city was the result of foreign and Ukrainian air defence missiles falling in residential areas of the Ukrainian capital," the ministry added.

Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements.

Russian troops were sent in, allegedly to defend citizens from attacks by Kiev, as well as to ‘demilitarise’ and 'denazify’ the region. Moscow also urged Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and guarantee that it would never join NATO.

Kiev denounced the action as an invasion, denying allegations of tolerating Nazi organisations. President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed martial law, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow.