Rescuers clear debris of homes destroyed by a missile attack in the outskirts of Kyiv, on Thursday, December 29, following a Russian missile strike. Russian missile strikes battered Ukraine including in major cities like Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv on Thursday.


A total of 1,884 Ukrainian settlements have been liberated from Russian occupation since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to a Ukrainian presidential official.

“Infrastructure is one of our main priorities,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said in a Telegram post on Friday, adding that “15,199 infrastructure objects have already been restored, almost as many are in the process of restoration.” 

“On the northern border, we are putting up protective structures — anti-vehicle and anti-personnel barriers, mine-explosive barriers, and reinforced concrete sections,” Tymoshenko added. 

Tymoshenko said there are 11,500 so-called “Invincibility Points” in Ukraine that offer emergency shelter and services for Ukrainians without power following Russian attacks. 

He said that Ukraine received another batch of Starlink satellite units from Poland that will power the “Invincibility Points” as well as go toward energy and medical institutions. 

“This is the third batch we have received from Poland and the first part of a large batch that will arrive by the end of January,” he said. 

Rescuers clear debris of homes destroyed by a missile attack in the outskirts of Kyiv, on Thursday, December 29, following a Russian missile strike. Russian missile strikes battered Ukraine including in major cities like Kyiv, Kharkiv and Lviv on Thursday. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

Air attacks: Also on Friday, Serhii Popko, head of Kyiv city military administration, spoke about what he called “air genocide” in Kyiv that “continues to this day.” 

Russia has carried out 52 air attacks on the city of Kyiv since the beginning of war and more than 600 buildings have been damaged, Popko said in a Telegram post on Friday. 

According to Popko, 120 Kyiv civilians have been killed this year due to Russian shelling, including five children. 

Another 495 residents have been injured, with 30 of them being children, Popko added. 

Popko also said air raid sirens have sounded 638 times in Kyiv since the invasion.  

“The total duration of the alarms was 693 hours and 49 minutes,” he wrote. “This makes almost 29 days! The whole calendar month this year the city residents spent in bomb shelters!” 

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