Kyiv, Jan 3: Russia has fired nearly 300 missiles and more than 200 Shahed combat drones against Ukraine since December 29, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.

"No other state has ever repelled such attacks, combined ones: both drones and missiles, including air-launched ballistic missiles. Ten Kinzhal missiles have been shot down today alone," Zelensky said in a video address on Tuesday. Russia-Ukraine War: Russian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Cities, Killing Five and Injuring Almost 100, Kyiv Officials Say.

'10 Kinzhals Were Shot Down Today'

On Tuesday, Russia launched almost 100 missiles of various types at Ukraine, killing at least five people and injuring 130 others, Zelensky was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.

Oleksii Kuleba, the Deputy Head of the Presidential Office, said on Telegram that more than 250 civilian facilities have been damaged in the latest attack, which targeted mostly the Ukrainian capital and the country's second-largest city of Kharkiv. Russia Launches Another Missile Attack on Ukraine As Multiple Buildings in Kyiv and Kharkiv Hit, Casualties Reported (Watch Videos).

In Kiev alone, two people were killed and 49 others injured in the air strike, and 43 of them were hospitalized, said the city's mayor Vitali Klitschko.

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