Investigating sexual violence as war crimes — "He Came Back"
Our War Crimes Investigations Unit released its new documentary, “He Came Back”. The film is about two cases of sexual violence committed by Russian soldiers during the occupation of Kherson and Kyiv oblasts in 2022 — and the process of identifying the offenders. Watch it on our YouTube channel.
Skip to content
Edit post

UPDATE: 2 killed, 49 injured in Russian attack against Kyiv

by Martin Fornusek January 2, 2024 1:04 PM 2 min read
Rescuers evacuate people from the multi-story building in Kyiv's Solomianskyi district damaged in a Russian missile strike on Jan. 2, 2024. (State Emergency Service/Telegram)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Two people died, and 49 were injured in a multi-story residential building that caught on fire because of a Russian missile attack on Jan. 2, Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported.

Russia launched a massive missile strike against Kyiv, Kyiv Oblast, and Kharkiv on the morning of Jan. 2, injuring dozens and dealing extensive damage to residential areas and civilian infrastructure.

Emergency services have contained the fire at the damaged building in the Solomianskyi district, the State Emergency Service said. Some 43 of the 49 victims have been hospitalized.

Over 130 of the building's residents have been evacuated, according to the State Emergency Service.

Several buildings in the Podilskyi, Sviatoshynskyi, Pecherskyi, Obolonskyi, and Desnianskyi districts were also damaged, the mayor said.

Residents in some areas were left without power and water supply, Klitschko noted.

Elsewhere in Kyiv Oblast, two people were killed and 16 were injured, including one child, according to the State Emergency Service.

Multiple buildings and over 60 cars were reportedly damaged in the region. Five residential buildings sustained damage in the city of Vyshneve due to falling debris, the officials said.

A number of settlements in the Brovary, Bucha, Fastiv, and Vyshhorod districts reported problems with power supply.

In a Russian attack on Kharkiv, a 91-year-old woman was killed, and 47 people were injured, Governor Oleh Syniehubov said.

Russian forces reportedly launched 99 missiles of various types, 72 of which were destroyed. Moscow targeted critical infrastructure, as well as industrial, civilian, and military facilities, the Air Force said.

UPDATED: Russia launches mass missile strikes against Kyiv, Kharkiv
Russia launched a large-scale missile attack against Ukraine in the early hours of Jan. 2, targeting Kyiv, Kyiv Oblast, and Kharkiv, local officials reported.
Before you skip this banner, we want to tell you something…

The Kyiv Independent doesn’t depend on a wealthy owner or an oligarch — in 2023, 80% of our revenue was from reader contributions . It’s thanks to them that we don’t have to rely on a single owner.

Support us now and help maintain our independent model and keep our articles free for everyone. Your contributions allow us to cover journalists’ salaries, report from the front lines, and fund projects like our War Crimes Investigations Unit.

visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
2:29 AM

United Russia party secretary resigns.

The move is regarded as a demotion initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who appointed Andrei Turchak earlier this month to serve as governor of the Altai Republic in southern Siberia.
10:53 PM

Finnish president: Ukraine in a 'position of strength' for path to peace.

Finnish President Alexander Stubb noted that this week has favored Ukraine. He highlighted the G7 summit, the start of EU negotiations, NATO support, and Ukraine's summit, which gathered over 100 representatives. "(Ukraine is) much stronger than what it was three weeks ago, let alone three months ago," he said.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.