City in western Ukraine attacked with Russian drones, debris deal damage

Slavuta, a city in the Khmelnytskyi region, in western Ukraine, was attacked overnight on Wednesday by Russia with kamikaze drones, dealing major damage, local authorities reported.

Vasyl Sydor, the mayor of Slavuta, said of "numerous" damage in the city and people who were hospitalised for medical assistance, without elaborating.

"All services are working, heat, water and gas will be supplied. We are working on the recovery," he added.

Serhii Tiurin, the first deputy head of the Khmelnytskyi regional military administration, said the debris from the Russian drones had fallen on a "critical infrastructure facility", causing an explosion.

The blast wave damaged non-residential premises, residential buildings, and cars, with 16 people in the surrounding area asking for medical treatment, Mr Tiurin added.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces said that Russia had launched 11 Shakhed kamikaze drones on the Khmelnytskyi region in total, all of which had been downed by air defence.