Footage shows massive explosions and fireballs after a wave of Russian drones targeted a city in western Ukraine

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An explosion in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
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  • Footage circulating on social media shows a massive explosion in the city of Khmelnytskyi.

  • The Khmelnytskyi Oblast Military Administration confirmed "critical infrastructure" had been hit.

  • Russia announced that they had destroyed an ammo depot and a hangar at an airbase.

Dramatic footage circulating on social media shows a massive explosion rocking the western Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi following a mass attack by Russian drones.

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The Khmelnytskyi Oblast Military Administration confirmed on Telegram that "critical infrastructure" had been hit in the attack on Friday night.

A wave of 21 attack drones were fired at the city, according to reports. "Unfortunately, not all drones were destroyed that night – 17 out of 21 UAVs. There are four hits in Khmelnytskyi region," said Yuriy Ihnat, spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, per Mail Online.

 

The mayor of the region, Oleksandr Simchyshyn, wrote that "educational institutions, medical facilities, administrative buildings, industrial facilities, multi-story buildings, and private houses have been damaged" in the attack.

Simchyshyn confirmed that there had been civilian casualties. Local news outlets reported at least 21 civilians were injured, citing the Khmelnytskyi Oblast Military Administration.

The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the attack had destroyed an ammunition depot and hangar at the Starokostiantyniv airbase in Khmelnytskyi, per Sky News.

On Saturday night, another western city was bombed by Russia. Putin's forces struck Ternopil, the hometown of Ukraine's Eurovision contestants, the duo Tvorchi, moments before they went on stage for the international song contest in Liverpool.

Ukrainian forces intercepted and destroyed three missiles and 25 drones overnight, Ukraine's air force said, per Sky News.

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