Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine: what is currently known by region

Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine: what is currently known by region

On December 16, 2022, the heads of local authorities reported on the work of the PPO Poltava Oblast, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr region, Kyiv and region. Correspondents of Suspilno wrote about the explosions in Dnipro.

Kyiv and the region

Emergency blackouts have been introduced in Kyiv due to a rocket attack, and there are problems with water supply. This is conveyed by the Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko to telegram.

“Due to damage to the energy infrastructure, there are water supply interruptions in all areas of the capital. Specialists are working to stabilize the system. Just in case, prepare a supply of drinking and technical water,” he added.

Temporarily stopped metro traffic on all lines. Underground stations work as shelters. Press service of Kyiv metro wrotethat trains will not run until the end of the day on December 16 due to emergency power outages.

According to Espresso correspondent Dmytro Didora, the transport situation in the capital is rather complicated.

“The situation with city transport is difficult. I was at the bus stop for 40 minutes and did not wait for a bus that could take me
transfer from the left to the right bank of the capital. There were still about fifty people,” he said.

In general, the situation in the city is stable. There are no queues in stores, people are not buying everything and are not panicking, but they are not in a hurry to get out of the underground, because this is currently not the only source where there is a connection.

Serhii Popko, head of the KMVA, in turn reportedthat instead of trams and trolleybuses, buses are deployed on ground routes.

“Utility and emergency services are working in an intensified mode. First of all, on the restoration of heat and water supply,” the capital’s military administration noted.

In DTEK declared, that because of the missile attack, emergency power outages are also being introduced in the capital. As you know, the morning explosions thundered in Desnyansk, Dniprovsk and Holosiivsk districts.

Kyiv City Military Administration reportedthat the capital had withstood one of the largest rocket attacks since the full-scale invasion began.

“About 40 missiles were detected in the capital’s airspace. 37 of them were destroyed by air defense forces!” – says the text of the press service.

It is also reported about one victim in the Dnipro district, the person was given medical assistance on the spot.

There is also information on the region. At 09:34 Buchansk Mayor Anatoly Fedorchuk reported about shooting down an enemy missile near Buchi.

At 1:53 p.m. Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration noted, that a mass attack damaged a critical infrastructure facility and 9 private houses in different districts of Kyiv region. There are three victims, one person is in serious condition.

So the Kyiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office started investigation into the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

“According to the investigation, on December 16, 2022, as a result of rocket fire from the Russian Federation in Kyiv region, critical infrastructure objects were damaged. Two employees of the enterprise were hospitalized with various injuries. Private residential buildings were also damaged,” the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office said in the text.

Mykolaiv Oblast

At 09:38, the head of Mykolayiv OVA Vitaly Kim wrote about the work of air defense in the Mykolaiv region, emergency shutdown schedules were applied in the region.

At 11:24 the mayor of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Sienkovych notedthat after the attack, the work of the boiler houses of the Mykolayivoblteploenergo OKP was suspended. PJSC “Mykolaivska CHP” is carrying out repairs on heat networks, several streets were without heat supply. Trolleybuses and trams do not operate in the regional center.

Zhytomyr Region

At 09:37 Vitalii Bunechko, the head of Zhytomyr OVA reported about the successful work of air defense in the region. Later, the mayor of Korosten Volodymyr Moskalenko noted in the appeal that there is a strike on the territory of the community: all subscribers are disconnected from the power grid.

At 12:34 OVA goals reported, that 2 rockets were fired in Zhytomyr region – one of them was shot down. There are no victims or injured.

Kharkiv and the region

The Russian occupiers hit the Kharkiv region with ten rockets. 2 cruise missiles shot down air defense forces. The massive enemy attack on the region began at 7 in the morning, when an enemy S-300 missile hit the hospital in Kupyansk. As a result of shelling, the hospital’s infectious department and pharmacy were partially destroyed and damaged. Currently, units of the State Emergency Service are working on the spot.

“There were several hits on critical infrastructure in Kharkiv and Chuguyiv district. Now we are still figuring out the consequences,” – said Oleg Sinegubov, head of Kharkiv OVA.

Currently, all of Kharkiv is without electricity, and the entire Kharkiv region is also without electricity. More than 1600 settlements are without electricity, and this is 1 million 279 thousand subscribers.

Energy engineers are working on the launch. First of all, water and heat generating enterprises will be launched, followed by housing stock. They hope to be able to start the launch by the end of the day.

A representative of the Kharkiv Metro as well informedthat the metro has suspended its operation in the city.

At 12:15 the mayor of Kharkiv Igor Terekhov turned to to Kharkiv residents: “I know that there is no electricity in your houses, there is no heating, and the water supply has been stopped. I ask you to use the Points of Invincibility. There you will be provided with food and hot drinks, and you will also be able to recharge your mobile phones.”

Dnipropetrovsk region

The Russians hit energy infrastructure facilities in various regions of the region. There is serious destruction. This information was reported by the head of regional OVA Valentyn Reznichenko.

Three workers of electrical substations were injured in Nikopol and Kryvorizky districts. All were taken to hospitals.

Also electric transport and metro stopped his work in Dnipro.

Kirovohrad region

As of 09:36, the Svitlovodsk and Oleksandriy pumping stations were de-energized. That’s why reported head of the enterprise “Dnipro-Kirovograd” Oleksandr Pisny. According to him, due to this, the pressure in the networks has decreased, water may not reach the upper floors of high-rise buildings everywhere.

Poltava Region

According to Mayor Oleksandr Mamai, Poltava too remained without electricity.

And the mayor of Kremenchuk wrotethat there is no heating in the city due to problems with the energy supply.


During the air alert and missile strikes throughout Ukraine, the Russians covered the border areas of Sumy Oblast with fire: they fired artillery and mortars.

In total, there were about 40 arrivals in Bilopolska, Mykolayivska (rural), Seredino-Budska, Khotynska communities, told Dmytro Zhivytskyi, head of the Sumy OVA.

  • We will remind you that on the morning of December 16, during the mass missile attacks on Ukraine, Russian missiles hit Kryvyi Rih.
  • At the same time, the Russians launched 15 missile strikes on Zaporizhzhia, which became the largest attack on the city’s energy infrastructure since February 24.
  • In total, the Armed Forces destroyed 60 of the 76 missiles fired by the Russian Federation during the massive attack.

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