Russia struck Kyiv by two ballistic missiles from temporarily occupied Crimea: ten people injured

Дата: 25 March 2024
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On the morning of March 25, 2024, an air-raid warning was issued in the Ukrainian capital, followed immediately by explosions. 

According to the Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, Air Defense Forces destroyed two ballistic missiles fired  from temporarily occupied Crimea at around 10:30 am. 

The officials reported the debris from the rockets fell in the Pecherskyi, Solomianskyi, Holosiivskyi, and Darnytskyi districts of Kyiv, damaging two high-rise buildings and injuring ten people, including one child. Three of them were treated directly at the scene. Two were taken to a local hospital.


The Russians hit the central part of the building of the Mykhailo Boichuk Kyiv State Academy of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design. 

The Ministry of Culture reported that the gym, congress hall and exhibition centre were completely destroyed. The premises of the university’s departments and auditoriums were also heavily damaged. 


The debris fell on a private building in Darnytskyi district, a non-residential building caught fire.


Commenting on Russia’s 25 March ballistic missile attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine needed more air defense assets.

“We keep repeating that Ukraine needs more air defense assets. It ensures safety for our cities and saves lives. All of us in the world who respect and protect life must stop this terror,” he wrote on Telegram. 

As a reminder, the Russian Federation uses temporarily occupied Crimea as a military foothold for its military aggression from the South of Ukraine, shelling Ukrainian cities from the peninsula. The Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly stated the importance of de-occupying the Crimean peninsula.

On March 22, 2024 Russians significantly damaged Ukraine’s largest dam the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant in a mass combined attack. 

According to Zelenskyy in his evening speech on March 24, 2024, last week, Russia used nearly 190 missiles, 140 Shahed drones and 700 guided bomb units against Ukraine.

Serhiy Kovalenko, the CEO of Yasno energy companyі Yasno – a subsidiary of DTEK, one of Ukraine's largest energy companies., explained during a TV marathon that as a result of the massive Russian attack on the Ukrainian energy system on March 22, the DTEK group lost about half of its generating capacity.

According to him, many thermal power plants were hit.

“The second part is that the enemy hit a lot of Ukrenergo network nodes, transformers, etc… This attack simultaneously destroys the system’s ability to transmit electricity and reduces our generation capabilities,” he explained.

Currently, Kharkiv and Odessa face power outages. 

Due to another combined attack of Russian Armed Forces the coalition of human rights organizations “Ukraine. 5 a.m.” appealed to partner countries to intensify their actions for providing air defense systems that should protect civilians and objects which are under protection of the international humanitarian law.

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