2022 Zhytomyr attacks

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Zhytomyr Airport attack
Part of 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
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Zhytomyr Airport attack
Date27 February 2022 — present
Location
Result

Ongoing

  • 33 targets destroyed
Belligerents
 Ukraine  Russia
Units involved

 Ukrainian Armed Forces

 Russian Armed Forces
Casualties and losses

39 killed

  • 25 military
  • 14 civilians
330 civilians wounded
33 objects of infrastructure destroyed
None

The Zhytomyr attack was an attack on the airport of Zhytomyr against civilians. It was on on 27 February 2022. It was a part of the Kyiv offensive of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The airport was 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv. It was near the town of Zhytomyr, Zhytomyr Oblast. Russia used 9K720 Iskander missiles that were from in Belarus.[1][2] Attacks on the city were afterwards in March.

Timeline[change | change source]

Zhytomyr Airport attack, 27 February 2022

On March 1 late in the evening, Russian troops hit a residential part of the city. 10 buildings on the Shukhevych street were damaged. A hospital was also damaged. A few bombs were dropped. At least two civilian Ukrainians were killed. Three were injured.[3]

On March 2, shells hit a regional perinatal center. Some private houses were also hit.[4]

On March 4, rockets hit the 25th Zhytomyr school. Half of it was destroyed.[5] Later that evening, the "Ozerne and Zhytomyr Armored Plant" was under fire. Two people were injured.[6]

On March 8, a dormitory was hit after an airstrike. The Isovat factory was damaged.[7]

On March 9, the city Ozerne district went under fire. It was on the very outside of the city.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Airport in central Ukraine reportedly targeted by missile fired from Belarus". The Times of Israel. Archived from the original on 27 February 2022. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  2. @KyivIndependent (28 February 2022). "Russia used Iskander missile systems to attack Zhytomyr Airport. The air strikes were conducted from Belarus, using Russian ballistic missile launchers. Earlier, Belarus said it wouldn't allow air strikes from its territory amid Ukraine's upcoming peace talks with Russia" (Tweet). Retrieved 28 February 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. "Російські окупанти вдарили бомбами по Житомиру. Горять житлові будинки". РБК-Украина (in Russian). Archived from the original on 10 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  4. "Окупанти обстріляли Обласний перинатальний центр в Житомирі". РБК-Украина (in Russian). Archived from the original on 8 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  5. "РОСІЙСЬКІ ОРКИ ЗАВДАЛИ ПОТУЖНОГО УДАРУ ПО ШКОЛІ ЖИТОМИРА". Archived from the original on 6 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  6. Цензор.НЕТ. "Житомирський бронетанковий завод потрапив під російський авіаудар: двоє поранених, - голова ОВА Бунечко. ВIДЕО". Цензор.НЕТ (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 5 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  7. "Ворог наніс авіаудар по Житомиру та Київській області. Повністю зруйновано гуртожиток". РБК-Украина (in Russian). Archived from the original on 9 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  8. Цензор.НЕТ. "Війська РФ скидають авіабомби на Житомир. ВIДЕО". Цензор.НЕТ (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 10 March 2022. Retrieved 10 March 2022.