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Massive Russian attack on Ukraine. The consequences of the strikes on Kyiv and Kharkiv through the lens of documentary filmmakers

A residential building is damaged and cars are burned as a result of Russian shelling. Kharkiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


On the night of January 23, Russia launched a combined missile strike against Ukraine, using cruise, ballistic, air and anti-aircraft guided missiles. Six people were killed and at least 70 others sustained injuries of varying severity. Information about the victims is being updated.


Unexploded rocket parts in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Kyiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Viacheslav Ratynskyi


The military is loading unexploded missile parts. Kyiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Viacheslav Ratynskyi


At first, the Russians attacked Ukraine with "shaheds" and in the morning massively launched missiles from strategic aviation. The explosions occurred in Pavlohrad in the Dnipro region, as well as in Kyiv and Kharkiv. As a result, cars were on fire and houses were damaged in the Sviatoshynskyi, Solomianskyi and Pecherskyi districts of Kyiv. Twenty people were injured.


Rocket fragments lie near a damaged residential building. Kyiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Viacheslav Ratynskyi


A man takes pictures of a burned house. Kyiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Viacheslav Ratynskyi 


Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko reports that in Sviatoshynskyi district, the fragments of downed missiles damaged the balconies of a residential building from the 1st to the 5th floor and four apartments. An unexploded missile warhead was found in another building, so the residents were evacuated. A non-residential two-story building also caught fire in the area.


In addition, several places where debris fell, including on the roof of a 9-storey residential building, were recorded in the Darnytsia district of Kyiv, without causing a fire. All emergency services continue to work at the sites where the debris fell, Klitschko added.


Doctors evacuate the injured people. Kharkiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Oleh Arkhanhorodskyi


A yard in smoke and fire after a Russian attack on a residential building. Kharkiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Oleh Arkhanhorodskyi


The Russians attacked Kharkiv twice in the morning: at 04:00 they fired three missiles at civilian objects and at about 07:15 they struck the same locations again. As of 14:30, 62 people were reported injured, five of whom were killed.


Medics and volunteers carry the wounded out of a house that was hit by shelling. Kharkiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Oleh Arkhanhorodskyi


A residential building with broken windows after a morning attack by Russians. Kharkiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


In the Kyiv district of Kharkiv, an entrance to an apartment building was completely destroyed as a result of a morning rocket attack. This was reported by Mayor Igor Terekhov: "Now rescuers are trying to dismantle the rubble to find people under it. Also, one of the most affected parts of Kyiv district has no electricity and partially no water. The relevant services are working to eliminate the consequences of the enemy shelling."


An emotional phone conversation of a Kharkiv woman near her destroyed house. Kharkiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


Broken trees and destroyed balconies. The yard after the attack by the Russian military. Kharkiv. January 23, 2024. Photo by Oleh Arkhanhorodskyi


According to the head of the Dnipropetrovs'k Regional Military Administration, Serhiy Lysak, a man was killed in Pavlohrad as a result of a massive Russian missile attack.


A total of 41 enemy air attacks were registered overnight. The Ukrainian Air Force reported the destruction of 21 enemy missiles.


The project is implemented thanks to the support of IWM Documenting Ukraine.

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