Dramatic video shows Russian missile shot down over Kyiv

Two missiles were intercepted in short succession today, according to reports.

New Delhi:

Dramatic footage has emerged of a Russian Kalibr cruise missile being intercepted by a Ukrainian surface-to-air missile over Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.

In one of the cellphone videos shot by witnesses, a missile is seen flying low over houses and suddenly detonating when intercepted. It is believed to be one of two missiles intercepted in short succession today.

Another video posted on Reddit appears to show the second incident.

NDTV has not been able to independently verify the videos.

Fresh Russian strikes hit cities across Ukraine on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks that have crippled the country’s energy infrastructure as winter sets in and temperatures rise. fall.

The salvoes of Russian missiles came this week as authorities announced the good news of the extension of the agreement allowing Ukraine to export grain via the Black Sea, which aims to help the world’s food supply .

Still, the new strikes have hit Ukraine and come after another brutal battlefield setback for Russian forces, which retreated from the southern city of Kherson.

“Two cruise missiles were shot down over Kyiv. Information about casualties and damage is being clarified,” the Kyiv regional administration said, adding that Russian forces had also deployed manufacturing drones Iranian.

The head of the central Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Reznichenko, said Russian strikes hit the administrative center of Dnipro.

“An industrial enterprise has been hit. There is a big fire,” he said, later announcing that 14 people had been injured, including a 15-year-old girl.

In the southern region of Odessa, a Russian strike also targeted infrastructure, and the governor warned residents of the threat of a “massive” missile attack on the Black Sea territory.

“I ask people in the area to stay in shelters,” Maksym Marchenko said.

The eastern region of Kharkiv was also hit, Governor Oleg Synegubov said, adding that Russia hit “critical infrastructure” in strikes that injured three people.

President Volodymyr Zelensky released amateur footage of what he said showing a Russian strike on Dnipro, calling Moscow a “terrorist state” and saying that Moscow “only wants to bring Ukrainians more pain and suffering”.

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