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Russia attacks critical infrastructure facility in Zhytomyr Oblast using Shahed drones

Monday, 8 April 2024, 09:43
Russia attacks critical infrastructure facility in Zhytomyr Oblast using Shahed drones
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Russian forces attacked a critical infrastructure facility in Zhytomyr Oblast with kamikaze drones on the night of 7-8 April, causing a risk of air pollution in Zviahel hromada [a hromada is an administrative unit designating a town, village or several villages and their adjacent territories – ed.].

Source: Vitalii Bunechko, Head of Zhytomyr Oblast Military Administration, on Facebook

Details: Bunechko noted that Russian kamikaze drones attacked a critical infrastructure facility in Zhytomyr Oblast during an air raid at night. 

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Quote: "Ukrainian air defence personnel and assets managed to down some of the Shahed drones. Early reports indicate that there are no casualties as a result of the enemy strike." 

In addition, Zviahel City Council reported that there is a threat of air pollution as a result of the attack. 

"As of now, a direct threat of air pollution is present, so it is recommended to stay indoors with closed windows. In particular, the State Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situation has decided to switch to distance learning in secondary schools. As for preschool institutions, on-call groups will be operating for parents who have no one to leave their children with," the statement said.

Background:

Ukraine’s air defence forces destroyed 17 of 24 Russian attack drones that were launched over Ukraine on the night of 7-8 April.

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