Ukraine: life between Russian missile attacks
February 15, 2023
Inna Sokolska
(Kharkiv/Dnipro, Ukraine)

On February 16, around 3 a.m., russian troops launched another massive shelling. In total, 32 cruise missiles of various types were launched. In particular, Kh-22 missiles were used, as well as Kh-101/Kh-555 and Kh-59.


"Unfortunately, some of the Kh-22 cruise missiles achieved their goals, hitting critical infrastructure facilities. Currently, there are no weapons capable of destroying this type of missile," informed the Air Force Command of the UA Armed. We will remind you that this rocket took the lives of more than forty Ukrainians in Dnipro.


This night was especially tragic for the residents of the city of Pavlograd in the Dnipropetrovsk region. A russian rocket hit near the houses of local residents while they were peacefully sleeping. As a result, more than 60 houses were damaged and 8 people were injured. A 79-year-old woman also died.


"Until today's fateful night, an elderly couple lived in this house in Pavlohrad. A wonderful couple — quiet, friendly, non-confrontational. They grew many sorts of grapes. They had plans. For children, a garden, and their own little dreams ," said Serhii Lysak, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk region military administration. "The whole street looks like a horror movie," he said, with "ruins, broken windows and doors, burnt cars."


The previous missile attack by russian troops took place on February 10. Then the occupiers fired 71 missiles across Ukraine. 61 missiles were destroyed. However, some missiles hit energy infrastructure facilities in six regions of Ukraine, in particular in the Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, and Zaporizhzhia regions. Power grids were damaged in Kyiv. Then, as a result of shelling in Kharkiv, 8 people were injured.


Fortunately, the power supply was restored within a day. And during the last week, there were almost no power outages.


Despite constant russian missile attacks, Ukrainians try not to lose optimism. And some even joke that this time the russians broke the schedule. Because according to the schedule, the shelling was expected on Friday.


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