Russia vs. Ukraine War
After a Russian attack on a private neighborhood in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, February 10, 2024, firefighters put out a fire. The city government says that Russian drones attacked a civilian area and fired on about 12 private homes. A lot of people had to leave the area. Picture by Andrii Marienko for APTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSMore
The news came from Kyiv, Ukraine. Kharkiv is the second biggest city in Ukraine. Overnight, a Russian drone strike killed at least seven people, three of them children, according to Oleh Syniehubov, governor of the Kharkiv region.
He said that the Shahed drone, which was made in Iran, hit civilian infrastructure in the city’s Nemyshlyan area, starting a huge fire that destroyed 15 private homes.
Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said that more than 50 people had been removed and that by Saturday morning, firefighters had put out the fire.
The air force of Ukraine said that air defense systems shot down 23 of the 31 Iranian Shahed drones that Russia fired overnight. The drones mostly went after the northeastern part of Kharkiv and the southern province of Odesa, the statement said.
Oleh Kiper, the governor of the Odesa region, said that four people were hurt in the overnight drone strikes.
He said there were three waves of strikes. The first one went after Odesa, a port city that is the regional center. Even though all nine drones were shot down, the debris hurt one person and destroyed port infrastructure.
Kiper said that the second and third waves went after port facilities near the Danube. Twelve drones were shot down, and three people were hurt.
The Ministry of National Defense in Romania said on Saturday that Russia attacked the river ports of Ismail and Reni in Ukraine overnight with drones. These ports are close to the border with Romania.
The ministry said that around 1:15 a.m., an F-16 jet from the Turkish Air Force was sent from a Romanian airbase to do “reconnaissance missions” in national airspace to keep an eye on things. Text alerts were also sent to people in two counties close to the strikes.
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NATO member Romania has found drone parts on its soil more than once. This happened after Russia attacked Ukraine’s port infrastructure over and over again, trying to stop Kyiv from sending grain and other goods to markets around the world.
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