Vladimir Putin’s forces launched drone and missile attacks targeting eastern and southern Ukraine overnight as authorities in the war-hit country ordered the evacuation of a targeted infrastructure site .
Ukraine’s air force said Russian forces launched a swarm of Shahed drones from Crimea and the Black Sea in an overnight offensive on Saturday.
One of the strikes targeted an infrastructure site in the Vinnytsia region as the air force warned of the ballistic missile threat.
Authorities asked people to stay in shelters and said a general evacuation was not yet necessary outside the immediate area where the strike took place.
“At the moment there is no need to carry out a general evacuation, except for the immediate area around the scene of the attack,” said Vasyl Polishchuk, head of the Kalynivka city administration. , according to the city’s website.
“Attack drones are moving northwest. A threat to the Vinnytsia region. Stay in the shelters! he said on his official Telegram channel.
Officials did not say which target was hit or what weapon was used.
However, regional governor Serhiy Borzov said the attack took place at an unspecified infrastructure site, the term Ukrainian officials use for facilities involved in power generation and other industries.
The governor announced an air raid warning at 1:10 a.m. local time, and within an hour reported a strike.
A first air raid warning of an imminent strike was announced at 11:17 p.m. in Vinnytsia, Cherkasy and Kirovohrad oblasts in western Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Air Force issued more than 40 air raid alerts on its Telegram channels for the Donetsk, Odessa, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions, among other cities, as Russian forces launched a massive wave of attacks from day to day.
Air raid alerts and warnings were issued throughout the night.
He warned of “the threat of use of ballistic weapons in areas where the alarm has been declared.”
“Don’t ignore airborne alarms!” Take shelter,” read another alert around 6:30 a.m.
On Friday evening, the Ukrainian Air Force said several groups of drones had been fired from the Crimean peninsula.