Russia's night strike on Mykolaiv: Outskirts of the city hit, no casualties


The Russian invasion force targeted Mykolaiv on the night of Dec. 8, striking an open area on the city's outskirts, according to a report by local governor Vitaly Kim on Telegram.

"Mykolaiv was hit by a missile at 10:12 p.m.," Kim said, emphasizing that there were no casualties resulting from the enemy attack.

Furthermore, Kim reported artillery shelling in the village of Solonchaky, part of the Kutsurub community, on Friday afternoon, with no reported casualties.

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Additionally, the town of Ochakiv experienced artillery fire from Russian forces on the evening of Dec. 8 and the morning of Dec. 9. Preliminary information suggests no damage or injuries in Ochakiv.

Earlier, Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych had reported an explosion in Mykolaiv on the evening of Dec. 8 during an air raid warning.

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On Dec. 8, Russia launched 20 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, an Iskander-M ballistic missile, and six S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles over Ukraine, as reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Ukrainian air defense forces successfully intercepted and shot down 14 cruise missiles in the Dnipropetrovsk and Kyiv oblasts.

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