Russia-Ukraine war: Russian missiles strike Ukraine’s capital city on New Year’s eve


Less than an hour into 2023, a new round of explosions rocked Kyiv after Russia attacked Ukraine with missiles targeting the capital and other cities ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations. About 30 minutes after midnight, two districts were hit by the first explosions of the new year, according to Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Telegram

He added that no immediate reports of casualties had been made.

Ukrainians would fight until they prevailed, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier that day –


“We fight and will continue to fight. For the sake of the main word: ‘victory’,” he said in an address, as his country saw the old year out hours after the new wave of strikes.

“I want to say to all of you: Ukrainians, you are incredible! See what we have done and what we are doing!” Zelensky said in the emotional speech.

“We fight as one team — the whole country, all our regions. I admire you all. I want to thank every invincible region of Ukraine,” he continued.