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Russia Fires 41 Missiles at Ukraine: Casualties, Recon, and Breakdown of Launch Sites

The main thing at this moment:

  • Russia fired 41 missiles at Ukraine, most of them flying on a ballistic trajectory. The air defense forces managed to hit 21 enemy targets.
  • Air defense was operating in Kyiv. There are fires and destruction, in particular, the authorities wrote about the consequences of the attack in the following areas: Svyatoshinsky, Pechersky, Solomensky, Darnitsky. Dozens of victims, including a child. One person is in a state of clinical death.
  • The Kyiv City State Administration reports that about 20 missiles flew to Kyiv, but all of them were shot down.
  • In Kharkov, the entrance to an apartment building was completely destroyed. They are looking for people under the rubble, and there is also partially no light and water in the city. And in the suburbs there were four hits, among the wounded were children and a woman; one of the missiles hit a gas pipeline. In total, there are more than fifty victims and some dead in the city.
  • Also under attack from the S-300 was a health camp in Balakleya, Kharkov region.
  • There is a dead person in Pavlograd, Dnepropetrovsk region.
  • Poland scrambled military aircraft against the backdrop of a missile attack on Ukraine.
  • Due to the morning missile attack, there is damage to the networks of oblenergos in the Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov regions.
  • The Russians damaged the Lokomotiv sports complex in Kyiv. Photos and videos can be seen in the RBC-Ukraine material.

How many missiles did Russia fire?

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny said that this time the enemy launched a combined missile attack on Ukraine, using cruise, ballistic, aircraft and anti-aircraft guided missiles.

A total of 41 enemy air attack weapons were recorded. Most missiles of the types that attack along a ballistic trajectory:

  • 4 anti-aircraft guided missiles S-300/S-400 from the Belgorod region in the direction of the Kharkov region;
  • 15 X-101/X-555/X-55 cruise missiles from six Tu-95MS strategic bombers (launch area – Engels, Russian Federation);
  • 8 X-22 missiles from Tu-22M3 bombers from Bryansk and Oryol region. – in the direction of Kharkov and Sumy regions;
  • 12 Iskander-M ballistic missiles (launch area – Belgorod and Voronezh regions)
  • 2 X-59 guided aircraft missiles from two Su-34 aircraft (launch area – Belgorod region – Russian Federation).

As a result of combat work by the forces and means of the Air Force in cooperation with the air defense of the Defense Forces, the following were destroyed:

  • 15 X-101/X-555/X-55 cruise missiles;
  • 5 Iskander-M ballistic missiles;
  • 1 X-59 guided aircraft missile.

“It is important that not all enemy missiles attacking along a ballistic trajectory reached their targets,” Zaluzhny adds.


Photo: the consequences of a missile attack in one of the districts of the capital (Vitaly Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Information about the consequences by region,

  • In the Svyatoshinsky district there was a fire in cars, an apartment in a multi-storey residential building and damage to non-residential buildings.
  • Pechersky district – there is damage to a non-residential building.
  • Solomensky district – damage to a residential building.
  • Darnitsky district – debris fell on the roof of a multi-storey residential building and on the territory of a kindergarten (without destruction or fire).

According to the latest data, as of this hour there are 18 casualties in the capital as a result of the Russian missile attack. Of these, 13 were hospitalized, including three children. One 13-year-old boy and four adult victims were treated by paramedics at the scene. One woman was taken to intensive care and continues to receive intensive care.

According to the first deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration Nikolai Povoroznik, about 20 missiles initially flew towards Kyiv, all of them were shot down.

He also said that several five-story buildings are now being evacuated due to an undetonated missile warhead. Part of it is in the courtyard of the house, part of it is in one of the apartments.

Photo: in Kyiv there is damage due to falling debris (Vitaly Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Updated (10:35). In Kyiv, the number of victims has already reached 20

As of this hour, there are 20 casualties in the capital as a result of the Russian missile attack. Of these, 13 were hospitalized, including three children.

One 13-year-old boy and six adult victims were treated at the scene by paramedics. One woman was resuscitated. She is in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

(Updated 11:34) In Kyiv, preliminary, one person is in a state of clinical death, another 21 were injured, – Ministry of Internal Affairs

(Updated 11:49) The number of victims in Kyiv increased to 22, – KGVA

“Updating data regarding the victims. As of 11:30, 22 people were injured as a result of the missile attack in Kyiv, 13 of them were hospitalized. Data is being updated,” wrote the head of the KGVA Sergei Popko.


In Kharkov, the occupiers launched several strikes in the Kyiv and Saltovsky districts. Preliminary – with X-22 missiles.

The strikes killed at least two people and injured 38, including two children aged 10 and 12.

An entire entrance to a high-rise building in the city was destroyed, there was damage to an educational institution and other civil infrastructure.

According to the National Police, there were two strikes in the city. The first at 4.00: three missiles at civilian targets in Kharkov and two at a civilian target in Balakleya.

Photo: in Kharkov, they are looking for people under the rubble of a destroyed entrance to a high-rise building (t.me/ihor_terekhov and t.me/synegubov)

After which, at 7:15-7:20, repeated strikes followed on the same locations in Kharkov, where employees of the State Emergency Service and police were working at that time. There are wounded and dead civilians, wounded police officers who were clearing the rubble.

Four more hits were recorded in the suburbs of Kharkov.

In the private sector, residential buildings were damaged, information is available about injured children and a woman. In another area, the Russians destroyed a sanatorium school for sick children.

One of the missiles hit a gas pipeline. All services are on site. The enemy also shelled the health camp in Balakleya. Preliminary – two S-300 missiles.

(Updated 10:21). In Kharkov, the number of wounded increased to 42 people

Among them are four children, their condition is moderate.

(Updated 11:07). Information about the fourth deceased has not been confirmed, – Kharkov Regional Police Department

As of now, three people have died as a result of the strikes on Kharkov.

(Updated 11:45). According to the head of the Kharkov OVA, Oleg Sinegubov, about 12 strikes were carried out in Kharkov, and the places of “arrivals” are still being searched.

“We had two waves of enemy attacks – at 4:00 and at 7:00. These were combined attacks. The places of the ‘arrivals’ are still being determined. Since not all of them have been identified yet. The Saltovsky and Kievsky districts received the most defeats. There from “More than 30 residential buildings were damaged by the explosions. 2 educational institutions were destroyed. The impact was quite massive. 12 houses are now disconnected from gas. About 20 houses are without electricity,” Sinegubov said during the telethon.

(Updated 11:52). In Kharkov, a man was pulled out from under the rubble, – mayor

“They pulled out a man from under the rubble. He’s alive. He says that his wife and child remain under the ruins,” wrote Igor Terekhov.

(Updated 12:30). There are already 48 injured in Kharkov

According to the head of KhOVA Oleg Sinegubov, the occupiers launched about 12 combined missile strikes on residential areas of Kharkov with S-300, Kh-32 and Iskander missiles.

As of now, three deaths are known. 48 people were injured, 4 of them were children and teenagers aged 10, 12, 14 and 17 years old, their condition was average. All victims were taken to hospitals. Among adults, 5 are in serious condition.

(Updated 12:46). The number of victims in Kharkov has already reached 51, and the number of victims has also increased

According to updated information from the chairman of the KhOVA Oleg Sinegubov, the number of deaths as a result of enemy shelling of Kharkov has increased to 5. 51 people were injured.


Pavlograd, Dnepropetrovsk region, also came under enemy fire. As a result of a Russian attack in one of the city’s public gardens, a 43-year-old woman was killed.

There is damage in the private sector due to falling debris. Infrastructure, two schools and 8 high-rise buildings were damaged.

In the Pavlograd region, air defense forces shot down an enemy missile. Debris damaged private homes and solar panels.

Photo: consequences of the enemy attack on Pavlograd (t.me/dnipropetrovskaODA)

Other regions

Kyiv region

Rescuers are working in the Buchansky district. Two multi-storey buildings, a private house, outbuildings and cars were damaged. Three people were injured.


In the Sumy region at 7:05 am the aggressor launched a missile attack on critical infrastructure facilities in the city of Shostka.

All necessary services are currently operating on site.

Information about casualties and damage is being clarified.

Russian night attack

Let us recall that at first at night the occupying forces released several groups of Shahed kamikaze drones across Ukraine.

After which the enemy struck Kharkov. The occupiers attacked the civilian infrastructure of Kharkov. There is damage to a private home.

Massive Russian attacks on Ukraine

Let us recall that recently the Russian Federation has often resorted to massive attacks using different types of missiles. In addition, the enemy also uses “Shaheds”. Thus, on December 29, the occupiers launched 158 air attack weapons into Ukraine, on January 2, there were 99 missiles of various types, and then on January 8 and 13, 59 and 40 air attack weapons, respectively. That is, as noted by the speaker of the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Yuri Ignat, the power of Russian attacks has recently decreased.

But the Russians are also replenishing their supplies by receiving missiles from North Korea. According to the White House, the Russian army struck Ukraine at least twice with missiles supplied by North Korea.

Read urgent and important messages about Russia’s war against Ukraine on the channel RBC-Ukraine on Telegram.

2024-01-23 09:57:04

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