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Russia launches 122 missiles, multiple drones in massive attack against Ukraine

The attack resulted in 22 civilians dying.

Published: December 29, 2023 10:56am

Russia carried out one of its largest aerial attacks against Ukraine targets, firing 122 missiles and multiple drones, officials said Friday. 

This attack resulted in 22 civilians dying, with one air force official calling it "the biggest aerial barrage of the war," CBS News reports.

The prior largest attack on Ukraine by Russia was on March 9 when 81 missiles were launched, according to records.

There are also an unknown number of people buried under the rubble, Ukrainian officials say. Apartment buildings, schools and a maternity hospital were among the buildings damaged.

"Today, Russia used nearly every type of weapon in its arsenal: “Kindzhals,” S-300s, cruise missiles, and drones," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote on the social media platform X. "Strategic bombers launched X-101/X-505 missiles. A total of around 110 missiles were fired against Ukraine, with the majority of them being shot down."

He announced that services would be working to provide necessary aid to those injured. 

"My condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. I wish a speedy recovery to those injured," Zelenskyy wrote. 

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