Russia launches major air strikes in Ukraine, limited damage reported

New details have emerged regarding a series of airstrikes conducted by Russia in Ukraine overnight. These airstrikes represent the largest attack by Russia on Ukraine in September, according to official data.

Ukrainian authorities have confirmed that the southern regions of Mykolaiv and Odesa, as well as central Ukraine’s Kirovohrad, were targeted by drones during the attack. While some of these drones successfully hit their intended targets, the extent of the damage remains undisclosed.

Kirovohrad’s governor, Andriy Raikovych, described the night as “extremely difficult” in a message on the Telegram messaging app. He noted that some of the Shahed drones in the region were destroyed, but there were also instances where they successfully hit their marks. Fortunately, there were no casualties reported, and civilian infrastructure remained undamaged.

Oleh Kiper, the governor of the Odesa region, commended the effectiveness of the region’s air defenses, reporting that there were “no hits or destruction.” He confirmed that there were no casualties and only a few minor fires caused by the wreckage of a downed Shahed drone.

The situation remains tense in Ukraine as both sides navigate the ongoing conflict.