Where Putin’s forces have hit so far

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Where Putin's forces have hit so far

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine early Thursday morning, claiming his forces would be undertaking a “special military operation” to demilitarize and “denazify” its Western neighbor. 

In the hours that followed, cities and villages across Ukraine were bombarded with shelling, explosions, air attacks and ground invasions. Dozens of people in Ukraine have been killed and many more injured, according to Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the head of the country’s presidential office.

A senior defense official informed the Washington Post on Thursday that Moscow launched more than 100 missiles at Ukraine from Belarus, the Black Sea and the motherland overnight. Nearly 10 airports were among the targets. 

“We would describe what we are seeing as an initial phase, and it is likely we will see this unfold in multiple phases. How many? How long? We don’t know. But what we are seeing is initial phases of a large-scale invasion,” the official said, adding that it appears Russia is moving to take control of Kyiv and other cities. 

As the West and Ukrainian forces await Russia’s next move, here is where Putin’s forces have hit so far: 

Attacks in Ukraine.
Moscow launched more than 100 missiles at Ukraine from Belarus, the Black Sea and Russia.
Ukrainian citizens carry suitcases as they exit a train.
Ukrainian citizens arrive in Poland from Odessa, Ukraine via train.
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Video screengrab shows military vehicles crossing into Ukraine's Kherson Oblast from Crimea.
Military vehicles crossing into Ukraine’s Kherson Oblast from Crimea.
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Lutsk

Explosions reported overnight, at least one injury according to Ukraine’s State Emergencies Service (SES). A TV tower in the region was blown up and the local airfield experienced shelling.

Odessa

Explosions reported Thursday morning, setting warehouses on fire. At least six reportedly killed and seven others wounded following bombing in the city of Podolsk. Nearly twenty are reported missing. 


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Kyiv

Shelling and explosions reported overnight and Thursday morning in several of the capital’s districts: Bila Tserkva, Vyshorod, Brovary, Fastiv, Obukhiv, Boryspil. Numerous fires have been reported as a result of the shelling. Multiple injuries and at least 10 people are believed to have been killed, according to BBC News. A military plane with the Armed Forces of Ukraine crashed in the Obukhiv district on Thursday, 14 people were on board. The death toll is being determined. Residents have been urged to take shelter.

an explosion in the capital city of Kyiv.
An explosion in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv.
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Traffic jams are seen as people leave the city of Kyiv.
Traffic jams are seen as people flee the city of Kyiv.
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People try to get onto buses to leave Kyiv.
People try to get onto buses to leave Kyiv.
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A woman holds her baby inside a bus as they leave Kyiv.
A woman holds her baby inside a bus as they leave Kyiv.
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Kramatorsk

Due to shelling, Bila Gora pumping station “de-energized” cutting off partial water supply to 4,500 people in the region. The local airport was also hit by shelling. 

Cherkasy

Several fires have been reported in the region at multiple warehouses and military depots.

Zhytomyr

A military warehouse in S. Ivnytsia was hit with shelling while a series of explosions went off at the military airfield in Ozerne Thursday morning. 

Military vehicles after Russia's military operation in Kramatorsk, Ukraine.
Military vehicles after Russia’s military operation in Kramatorsk.
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People wait for a train.
People wait for a Kyiv bound train on a platform in Kramatorsk.
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View of an explosion, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine, near Dnipro.
View of an explosion in eastern Ukraine, near Dnipro.
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Military vehicles are seen near Pavlohrad, Dnipro area.
Military vehicles are seen near Pavlohrad, in the Dnipro area.
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Dnipro

Russian missiles reported in the area, as fires were reported at military depots in Kransopillya and Marhanets.

Luhansk

Shelling and explosions have been reported in the region since late last week, recently resulting in multiple fires in residential buildings. So far, the villages of Horodyshche and Milove have been captured. 

Building damage.
Shelling and explosions have been reported in the Luhansk since late last week.
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Building damage.
Authorities claim a building in Luhansk was hit with a Russian missile.
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Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armored personnel carriers driving on a road in the Donetsk region.
Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armored personnel carriers driving on a road in the Donetsk region.
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Chernikiv

Three SES officers were injured following the shelling of the command and control post in Nizhyn. 

Donetsk

Shelling has been reported on the outskirts of villages in the region including Zelenopillya, Kurdyumivka and Myronivskyi. Zelenopillya saw damage to power lines while the other two villages and the Bakhmut district were de-energized.  

Mariupol

Seven homes caught fire as a result of shelling, as Russia forces moved into the city with tanks and from the Black Sea

A damaged car.
A damaged car in the aftermath of Russian shelling in Mariupol.
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A damaged Ukrainian military facility.
A damaged Ukrainian military facility in the aftermath of Russian shelling outside Mariupol.
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Ukrainian tanks move into the city, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian tanks move into Mariupol, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine.
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Ivano-Frankivsk

As explosions have been reported in the region, SES claimed a projectile hit a military unit. 

Lviv

Missile strikes reported in the region as residents sought for shelter underground, according to CNN.

Kherson

Explosions reported in the region, video verified by the New York Times showed smoke rising from the Kherson International Airport. Russian media reported 13 casualties, including 2 children and nine servicemen.

Ukrainian man at a train station.
A Ukrainian man leaves Ivano-Frankivsk due to the Russian bombing.
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People queue to withdraw money at cash machines in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
Ukrainians line up wit withdraw money from a bank in Lviv.
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People queue to a petrol station in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.
People line up at a gas station in the city of Lviv.
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An instructor shows participants how to aim a gun.
Ukrainians take part in shooting training at the ‘Oriana’ school in Lviv.
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Kharkiv

Explosions reported across the city as families crowd in subway stations, using them as impromptu bomb shelters.

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