Russia is appaently retaliating for the 100+ drones launched by Ukraine into the Moscow area earlier today. At least fifteen (15) heavy explosions have already occurred in multiple cities in Ukraine. Fighter/bombers and Strategic Bombers are in the air. Ukraine is being PUMMELED!
This story is happening now (5:32 PM EDT ) Updates to appear below . . .
UPDATE 5:36 PM EDT --
Russian Strategic Aviation (T-22M3) launched an attack on Odessa using H-22 air-to-surface cruise missiles. During the attack, at least 15 powerful detonations were registered.
Air defense also operated, but apparently without success.
In total, about 15 explosions have already thundered in the Odessa region.
Russian missile strike on the transport hub near Odessa.
From Odessa, now:
Additional missile or drone strikes taking place in Zatoka, Kotovskoye and Krasnoselki.
Air raid sirens now once again sounding here in Kyiv. Drones detected in the skies above the region.
Takeoff of Russian TU-95MS strategic bombers from Russia's 'Olenya' airbase has reportedly been detected.
Ukrainian monitoring groups report that the airspace of Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Cherkasy, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhya regions is swarming with Russian UAVs searching for targets.
UPDATE 5:41 PM EDT --
Estimated list of destroyed military facilities in Odessa
Krasnoselka - BC warehouses
Settlement of Kotovsky - hangars with equipment
Zatoka - hangars with equipment
Nerubayskoye - BC warehouses
The Tsentrolit plant (Suvorovsky District), where military equipment was located, can also be added to the list of probable targets. Under Zatoka there is a railroad track on which NATO carries weapons through Romania.
not sure if Russian attacks succeeded, will see later.
Ballistic missile launches from the Belgorod region in Russia against the Kharkiv region, and Explosions are recorded in Kharkov.
Ukraine Air Raid siren alerts in:
Massive explosions reported in Kharkov; Multiple rocket hits.
Strikes by FAB-500M62 UMPC glider bombs against AFU facilities in Kizomys and Velikiy Island, Kherson region.
UPDATE 5:55 PM EDT --
Over Kiev, central and north-eastern Ukraine, at least several dozen UAVs "Geran-2"Drones.
An air alert has been declared.
3 Tu-95 bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces took off into the air.
A little earlier, explosions thundered in the Nikolaev region.
UPDATE 6:11 PM EDT --
Ukraine says , "Our reaction on this , will be very very hard... and unexpected...
In Kupyansk district (Kharkov region), powerful explosions are heard.
Explosions in Zaporizhzhia - air defence at work. One Russian missile/drone (waiting for confirmation of exactly what it was) has been shot down so far.
Being woken up by explosions when you just falling asleep is a whole different level of fear. The state of horror and confusion you experience in a vulnerable moment when your room fills with deafening low noise and bed slightly shakes beneath you is horrible
Being woken up by explosions when you just falling asleep is a whole different level of fear. The state of horror and confusion you experience in a vulnerable moment when your room fills with deafening low noise and bed slightly shakes beneath you is horrible— Kate from Kharkiv (@BohuslavskaKate) May 17, 2023