After two months, Russia continued to use strategic bombers to attack Ukraine

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Russia continued the use of strategic bombers for attacks on Ukraine for the first time in more than two months, the military commander of Kiev said today, DPA reported.

"After a long break of 79 days, the enemy resumed air attacks with cruise missiles from Tu-95MS strategic aircraft," Serhiy Popko wrote on Telegram.

The missiles were fired from several bombers near Engels in Russia's Saratov region.

- Not a single enemy target reached the city, added the head of the military administration.

However, several houses were damaged by debris and blast waves from the explosions in the suburbs of the capital, home to around three million people.

According to the Ukrainian Air Force, 14 cruise missiles were intercepted, out of a total of 19 fired.

Strikes were reported in eastern Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region near Pavlorad.

-According to the information so far, one person has been killed, regional governor Serhi Lisak said on television. At least eight others were injured. Damage was reported at an industrial plant. Almost two dozen houses were also damaged.

According to the military, five combat drones were intercepted earlier over the area.

The eastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv was also attacked by six S-300 land-based missiles overnight. According to Governor Oleh Siniebuv, two people had to be taken to hospital. Several civilian buildings and cars were damaged, he said.

Authorities reported that at least one person was killed and four were injured by Russian bombing near the front line near Kupyansk.

Ukraine has been holding off a full-scale invasion of Russia for more than 21 months, with Western support.

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