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Update: 53 injured in Russian attack on Kyiv

by Olena Goncharova December 13, 2023 8:18 AM 1 min read
First responders help a civilian to exit the building damaged in a Russian missile attack on Kyiv in the early hours of Dec. 13. (State Emergency Service/Telegram)
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A Russian missile attack against Kyiv during the early hours of Dec. 13 injured 53 people, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said via his official Telegram channel. At least 20 people were taken to  the hospital, including two children. Some 33 civilians received treatment on the ground.

Ukraine's Air Force reported that all 10 ballistic missiles targeting Kyiv were shot down as well as 10 Shahed drones.

In the Dniprovskyi district, missile debris damaged the facade of a high-rise building, and one of the balconies caught fire. At least eight cars were burning when firefighters arrived on scene. A total of 17 people were rescued from the building, including seven children.

In the Darnytskyi district, a 400 square meter residential building caught fire. The fire was extinguished by morning, Ukraine's Emergency Service reported early on Dec. 13.

There were also reports of debris falling in the north-eastern Desnianskyi and southwestern Holosiivskyi districts of the capital.

Klitschko said in an another update that missile debris fell on one of the buildings of a Kyiv city hospital, damaging its windows. At least one person was injured. He did not specify which hospital was targeted.

Air Force: Ukraine downs 10 drones, 10 missiles launched by Russia overnight
Ukrainian forces downed 10 Shahed “kamikaze” drones and 10 ballistic missiles launched by Russia overnight, the Air Force reported in the morning of Dec. 13. The drones were launched from the occupied Crimea, almost all of them have been downed over Odesa Oblast.
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