The State Emergency Service reports that debris from downed missiles damaged three private houses on Kyiv's left bank, injuring three people, including a 14-year-old girl. In total, the missile wreckage landed in four locations across the city. On Kyiv's right bank, debris was spotted in a schoolyard and near a residential building.
According to Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the chief commander of Ukraine's Armed Forces, Russia had launched a mix of air and sea-based cruise missiles, and anti-aircraft-guided missiles from S-300 missile systems in the morning of Dec. 29.
Despite the attack, Kyiv’s capacity to supply heat and water wasn’t affected, according to mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Russian missiles were shot down in Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, Mykolaiv, and Sumy oblasts on the morning of Dec. 29, according to local authorities.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko reported on Dec. 29 that Ukraine’s Air Force had shot down 16 Russian missiles over the capital during Russia’s renewed mass missile strike. Earlier, Klitschko said that three people were hospitalized in Kyiv after they were wounded during the attack, including a 14-year-old girl.
Editor's Note: This article initially said that 120 Russian missiles were launched at Ukraine on Dec. 29, citing Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the President's Office. The article was updated after Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the chief commander of Ukraine's Armed Forces, published different numbers. According to Zaluzhnyi, 69 Russian cruise missiles
Klitschko earlier reported that two people had been rescued from a private house in Kyiv that was damaged due to the downing of a Russian missile on the morning of Dec. 29.
Ukraine’s Air Force Command reported on Dec. 29 that Russia attacks Ukraine with “air and sea-based cruise missiles launched from strategic aircraft and ships” following the overnight kamikaze drone attack. Earlier on Dec. 28, Russia launched drones over several Ukrainian oblasts.
Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office, said that over 120 missiles were launched by Russia against Ukraine on Dec. 29 "to destroy critical infrastructure and kill civilians en masse." A number of missiles have been downed in Mykolaiv and Sumy oblasts, while explosions were heard in Odesa, Kyiv, and Lviv.
Kyiv City Military Administration reported early on Dec. 29 that a Russian missile shot down in the capital had hit a "private building" in the Darynytsky district on the eastern (left) bank of the Dnipro River. At least four explosions were heard across Kyiv, and the administration urged residents to seek shelter.
Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy reported at around 9:18 a.m. local time that explosions were heard in the city amid Russia's mass missile attack against Ukraine. He did not provide any details. Lviv Oblast Governor Maksym Kozytsky confirmed that air defense has been active and urged the citizens to remain in shelters.
Ukraine's Northern Operational Command reported that they downed a Russian missile over Sumy Oblast at around 8:26 a.m. local time. In the meantime, explosions were heard in Kyiv Oblast and the capital. Kyiv City Military Administration confirmed that air defense has been active and urged the citizens to remain in shelters.