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Ukraine issues alert for Russian airstrikes across the country

Ukraine issues alert for Russian airstrikes across the country

Ukraine sounded air raid sirens across the country on November 27 as Russia continued its attacks into the night.

The alert was issued on Monday afternoon after the Ukrainian Air Force reported a missile threat due to the takeoff of Russian MiG-31 fighter jets from the Mozdok airfield, south of Kursk, about 55 kilometers from the border with Ukraine. .

Civilians were told to stay indoors and take shelter during the alert, which came after Russia bombed civilian infrastructure and settlements in Ukraine's southern Kherson and Dnipropetrovsk regions overnight.

Russian forces hit the city of Kherson a total of 56 times over the past 24 hours, injuring one civilian, regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin said on Telegram.

In Dnipropetrovsk, Russia attacked Nikopol and its surroundings, regional governor Serhiy Lysak said.

"The town of Marhanets was attacked with heavy artillery," Lysak said, adding that no casualties or damage were reported.

The latest attacks come as Ukraine has also been hit by a major snowstorm, which has caused power outages and road closures across much of the country.

In Kiev, President Vitali Klitschko announced that, despite threats from Russian attacks, the Christmas tree will be placed in the main square of the Ukrainian capital. However, there will be no Christmas party or fair in the capital, for security reasons, he added.

On the battlefield, Ukrainian forces fought 63 battles along the front line in the last 24 hours, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said on November 27. The heaviest fighting took place in the country's eastern regions of Kharkiv and Donetsk, the military said.

The industrial city of Avdivka, in Donetsk, remains the key point of Moscow's offensive in eastern Ukraine, where Russian forces have been unsuccessfully trying to encircle Ukrainian troops for several months and have suffered material and human losses as a result./ rel

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