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Day 464 of #Russia's illegal war in #Ukraine starts with another horrendous wait to see if air defence can protect them as cruise missiles head towards them as I type.

This is THE daily thread with all the news of the brutal war in one place, updated all day (and night!)
So much happened yesterday - here's the link to the start of Thursday's thread.

Deaths from #Russia's missiles because shelters were locked
#Crimea bridge falling down?
Big explosions in #Belgorod + #Kursk regions and the rebel Russian units attack again

Almost all of #Ukraine is under threat right now. Sirens sound across the country except for a handful of western regions.

#Cherkasy, just south of #Kyiv is initially thought to be in the firing line of the missiles launched by #Russia from bombers over the Caspian Sea. Image
Meanwhile in #Russia explosions in #Kursk a short while ago (see end of yesterday's thread) and now unconfirmed reports of more blasts in #Belgorod.

Some Telegram channels say there may have been an explosion near ​​the Luch thermal power station.
Two attack drones spotted in the south of #Kyiv region, by the state border with #Cherkasy.

Likely a repeat of recent attempts to confuse and distract air defence with multiple devices heading towards targets at different altitudes and speed from different directions.
More closed shelters in #Kyiv tonight, reported by TG channel 'kievreal'

24 hours ago 3 people died outside a shelter when the door was locked. 4 people have been arrested in connection with the dereliction of duty. ImageImage

I cannot verify these are new videos or photos but they seem to be.

This man says it's the same as usual. The doors are closed at this shelter in #Kyiv.
Video now from #Kursk where drones, or debris from shot down UAVs, look to have damaged an apartment block in the city in west #Russia, near the border with #Ukraine.
It's still currently only "mopeds" threatening #Ukraine.

Missiles believed to have been fired by #Russia from over the Caspian Sea are not yet in Ukrainian air space.
Very grateful to 'MK' who just donated "a coffee to keep me going through the night" 💙💛

Link in my bio if you want to support me. Thanks.

The first rockets have entered #Ukraine air space.
They've been tracked heading into #Sumy oblast in the east.

#PrayForUkraine #AirDefence
#Iran made drones approach the city of #Kyiv.

Many people wonder why such loud slow travelling UAVs are not shot down by air defence.
The truth is they fly very low so it's difficult for radars to track them, especially in built up areas.
That's why planes often shoot them down.
The cruise or ballistic missiles launched by #Russia are over #Cherkasy now. Experts think they are heading towards #Kirovohrad Region

#RussiaIsATerroristState #StandWithUkraine
First sounds of explosions in #Kyiv.

Air defence is working on the kamikaze drones.

Missiles now changing direction.
This is not uncommon. Course could be set once again on #Kyiv.

Air defence in #Kyiv thought to have taken down one of the drones over the capital city and region.

Meanwhile explosions heard in #Cherkasy region too.

#Kyiv's Air Defence is indeed having to deal with missiles and drones simultaneously right now.

#StandWithUkraine #RussiaIsATerroristState
Explosions continue to be heard in #Kyiv.
No news of damage yet.

Mayor @Vitaliy_Klychko says another wave of kamikaze drones are heading to #Ukraine's capital now.
The threat from #Russia's combined missile and drone attack, spreads across the entirety of #Ukraine Image
Kamikaze "Shahed" drones still heard over #Kyiv now.
#Ukraine's air force is now involved again in the attempt to shoot down the threats over the capital.

#StandWithUkraine #RussiaIsATerroristState
Something else in #Kyiv has been shot down.

Meanwhile some of the missiles are repeatedly changing course to try to draw out air defences then heading back to the capital.
All targets in #Kyiv have been shot down 🙏

Debris has caused at least onefire in the capital.
Soon these guys may be able to return to their real beds.

#Kyiv metro right now.

#StandWithUkraine #RussiaIsATerroristState Image
"Tom Z" thanks for your kind words and the coffee donation.
You guys keep me going! 💙💛

First photo of the fire in #Kyiv as a result of falling debris.
Obviously because of martial law restrictions the pic is heavily censored.

#SaveUkraine Image
The effects of night after night of interrupted, or little, sleep takes its toll on the residents of #Kyiv.

But the people are strong, indominatable and fighting for their very existence.
Strong Air Defence, strong army, they will never give in.
#SlavaUkraini Image
The air raid warnings are being lifted. Starting in the east of the country. The people of #Kharkiv can go home.

Looks like a very successful night for the defenders of the skies.

#Zaporizhzhia, #Dnipropetrovsk also free of the threat of missiles.
I think only two regions still have air raid warnings right now and one of them is #Kyiv.

Big cities take longer to ensure no low flying UAVs are "hiding" from detection among tall buildings causing radar blackspots.
But shouldn't be long before everyone can sleep.
#Kyiv is free of danger!

The whole country can breathe... and sleep!
Earlier I reported on the explosions in #Kursk.

Thanks to all those saying the missile which hit a building in the city was an air defence rocket.
In particular @Dmojavensis who dug out this tweet to prove the similarity.
#FriendlyFire again by #Russia!


(If I disappear from here please report it!)

We think over 30 targets (missiles and drones) were shot down tonight by #Kyiv's air defence.

Six attacks on #Ukraine's capital in 6 days.

Confirmation from the Mayor of #Kyiv that no-one needed help during the duration of the multi-missile attack on the capital.
#SlavaUkraini Image
This was the scene in #Belgorod' region earlier. Image
After the attack on #Kyiv, just two small problems.

Smouldering fragments of a rocket fell on a road in the Darnytskyi district.

Meanwhile a little further north, falling debris set light to some grassland in the Podilskyi area.

source: @Vitaliy_Klychko
I am aware of videos posted by pro-🇷🇺 accounts on TG, and here on Twitter too, supposedly showing big explosions on the ground in #Kyiv.

I don't know if they are genuine and I certainly won't post them here. But if there are strange road closures in the morning guess we'll know.
Two drones have hit fuel and energy facilities in #Russia, about 130km from the border with #Ukraine.

It happened in the village of Peresna in #Smolensk region.

Officials acknowledge the blast but say there was "no critical damage or fires.
#StopRussia Image
#Russia's losses in the last 24 hours have been heavier than for the past couple of weeks*

15 tanks is very notable while artillery losses and special equipment remain high.
The number of invaders killed is also up.

* #Ukraine estimate Image
#Ukraine claims it shot down 36 objects fired by #Russia in the night attack: 15 missiles and 21 drones.

Authorities do not admit any landed in the capital despite Russian claims and apparent videos. Image
There was more harm to people and property than first reported by authorities in #Kyiv following the mixed missile attack.

Police now confirm two injuries, a child and an adult, only the latter is hospitalised. Two houses caught fire, three more were damaged by debris. Image
A second drone in #Smolensk region hit a gas distribution station in the village of #Divasy.

The Governor of the region says only an administrative building there was damaged.

#Russia claims two civilians have been killed by Ukrainian in #Belgorod region.

Shell fragments are said to have hit passing cars in the village of Maslova Pristan, 12km north of #Shebekino. Two women in the same car died from shrapnel wounds. Two other people were wounded.
Despite continuing to trade in #Russia and presumably pay taxes, @MarsGlobal is under investigation in the Terrorist State.

Shortly after the full inavasion of #Ukraine, the chocolate giant announced it was suspending investment in, and exports to, Russia

📷Mars website Image

However @MarsGlobal's numerous factories in #Russia remained open, still making + selling famous brands. That means taxes go to the Kremlin's war fund.

The US owned company pledged to give "profits" to #Ukraine. A month ago they said they were giving $13.5m to support 🇺🇦

Now #Mars is under investigation for funding enemies of the state.

#Russia's sham "FBPK" 'anti-corruption' unit reported Mars to the Prosecutor General for funding #Ukraine and other projects with which it alleges the CIA co-operates.

Mars may wish it had truly left Russia
News coming in of bombs hitting the port area of occupied #Berdyansk.

#Russia's installed 'authorities' admit the explosions (they could hardly deny it!) but say there was no damage...


Despite the denials and reassurances, the local TG channel says ships are fleeing the port area of #Berdyansk.

#RussiansGoHome Image
Oh here's another quick clip of an explosion hitting the port in occupied #Berdyansk this lunchtime.

#StandWithUkrine #RussiansGoHome
Ambulances have been seen rushing to the port in occupied #Berdiansk/#Berdyansk.

This video is the closest I've found so far to the site of the explosions. Workers are worried..
The "Legion of Free #Russia" releases evidence they are inside the Terrorist State & fighting now.

"It's our tank with the flag of Free Russia in the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka near #Shebekino" they posted earlier. Now they admit casualties "but freedom is won with blood" ImageImage
The Legion of Free Russia says its wounded have already been taken to hospital.

Here's a clip of them in #Russia today (unverified)

Regarding the deaths of women in a car:
"the enemy destroyed a Renault car with civilians, mistaking it for a car with our sabotage group"
A little earlier the #UK update on the war spoke of #Russia having to move troops to contain the cross border incursions.

Looks like it may not have been as simple as London thought!

#StandWithUkraine Image
#Russia denies any incursion of its borders today.

But this pro-Russian TG channel says "attacks are continuing" in #Shebekino. I can't say right now if this is from today or yesterday's skirmishes.
Two women have been killed after #Russia's terrorists hit their apartments.

Four others were injured in #Komyshuvas, south east of #Zaporizhzhya. The ages of the injured range from 21 to 87.

#StopRussia #SaveUkraine Image
Certainly looks like Everything According To Plan in #Belgorod region right now.

Not quite sure how looting in #Shebekino fits into Putin's 10-day war plan, but who are we to question?

This women is shocked at what's happened at supermarket 'Larisa' and rushes to show us!
An elderly couple have been killed in #Kharkiv region as #Russia fired more aerial bombs.

Two bombs hit #Kivsharivka near #Kupiansk.
In addition, 3 women & a 3-year-old boy were injured.

Earlier in Kharkiv, two S-300 rockets hit Zmiyiv near #Chuhuiv but there were no casualties
Another tragedy in #Kharkiv region today too - even after #Russia was forced out, their legacy still kills.

A mother died when the car she was in with her family was blown up by what's thought to be a landmine. The father and 3 children ate in hospital. ImageImage
I don't think 6 months ago any of us saw this in the script as Everything is According To Plan...

Yevgeny Prigozhin has accused #Russia's MoD of mining the escape routes from #Bakhmut

He said they have no problems with #Ukraine now, only with the army trying to kill them

In #Moscow there was an explosion and fire in the industrial zone on Kotlyakovskaya Street.

A 50 year old man was hurt when a fuel container exploded.
Another air alert has sounded in #Kyiv.

Other regions have heard the sirens for a while now.
Killer drones are once again swarming over #Ukraine tonight.

It's being widely reported that #Ukraine managed to wipe out 5 enemy aircraft in #Kursk.

It's also said that one of #Russia's Pantsir air defence was destroyed along with the Su-34s at the city's Skhidny airfield.

There's no mention from the Russian side.
More shelling tonight in #Belgorod region as the Governor says two people have died there.

This is the scene in the village of #Sobolevka.
#Russia claims rockets were fired at residential buildings. Six more people were reportedly injured, including two children. Image
It's believed #Ukraine patriots have blown up a car of collaborators in the occupied part of #Zaporizhzhia.

This is the wreck in #Mykhailivka. It's not known if any of the 4 in the vehicle survived.
Among the passengers was the owner of the "Hetman" cafe favoured by terrorists. Image
Air raid alert has ended in #Kyiv and the region.

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