Residents comfort each other at the site of a Russian missile strike on Kyiv, Ukraine, January 23, 2024 (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

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The death toll from this morning’s Russian missile strikes has risen to at least eight.

Six of the victims are in Ukraine’s second city Kharkiv. The latest fatality is a 21-year-old woman whose body was pulled from under the rubble of a destroyed house.

A missile also killed a 43-year-old woman and damaged two schools and eight high-rise buildings in Pavlohrad, an industrial city in the Dnipro region in south-central Ukraine.


Asked about the latest Russian mass killing in Ukraine, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has lied:

We are continuing our special military operation and our military does not hit social facilities and residential neighborhoods and does not hit civilians.

The Russian Defense Ministry added that missile strikes on residential buildings and apartment blocks were in fact on production facilities for missiles, explosives, and ammunition.

A resident of Kyiv, Margerita, put the Russian falsehoods in perspective:

It was fucking scary.

There was a metallic sound and then our windows blew in. I found glass on my face. The Russians are crazy. They don’t care about human life.

I really hope that the world helps us. We need more support because our enemy is more powerful than America.


The Ukraine Air Force says Russia fired 41 missiles, with air defenses destroying 21 of them.

Cruise, ballistic, air and anti-aircraft guided missiles were all used in the attack.


The toll across Ukraine from this morning’s Russian missile attacks has risen to six killed, with dozens wounded.

The toll in Kharkiv has risen to four killed and at least 42 injured, five seriously.

Two women, aged 56 and 40, were slain in an apartment building damaged by a Kh-22 missile. Two children, ages 10 and 12, are among the injured.

Parts of the city are still without water, electricity, and heating.


Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hailed “very productive talks” with Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Kyiv on Monday.

Tusk, who took office last month, said there was nothing more important than support for Ukraine against Russia’s invasion.

He and Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal pointed to progress over the blockade by Polish truckers of three border crossings since November 6.

Tusk said that while there were “some conflicts of interest”, the two sides would work “in a spirit of friendship to resolve any differences as quickly as possible”.

Shmyhal added:

The Polish truckers have been demanded that the European Union reinstitute a permit system for Ukrainian counterparts.

In his nightly video address to the nation, Zelenskiy spoke of preparations for multilateral discussions on military assistance and on further sanctions against Moscow, using the funds for support of Ukraine.

ORIGINAL ENTRY: Russia has fired missiles on Ukraine’s cities on Tuesday morning, including on the capital Kyiv and the second city Kharkiv.

At least three people have been killed. Others are wounded, with a 13-year-old boy among nine injured in Kyiv.

Residential buildings and a day care facility are damaged in Kyiv. The front of a high-rise block collapsed in Kharkiv, trapping people under the rubble.

At least eight strikes were reported on Kharkiv. Electricity and water supplies were been disrupted.

Governor Serhiy Melnyk posted:

This morning, the enemy launched Kh-22 missiles from [Russia’s] Kursk region. At this time, there are no missiles in the airspace over Kharkiv region. But the threat of more missile attacks remains in place.