An air alert was announced throughout Ukraine. On July 20, this is evidenced by the data of the official resource for alerting the population.
At 18:51 an air threat warning sounded in Kyiv. By 6:56 p.m., its effect had spread to the entire country.
Earlier that day, the alarm was announced in two regions of Ukraine. The Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov regions were in the red zone. Sirens also sounded in Kyiv-controlled areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Zaporozhye region.
Earlier on July 20, it was reported that explosions were heard in several regions of Ukraine. Within 20 minutes, information about the explosions came from the Sumy, Nikolaev and Odessa regions. Shortly before this, an air raid alert was announced in the south-west of the republic.
At the same time, explosions were reported in Odessa. In Sumy, the air defense system (air defense) also worked.
Russian military personnel began to strike at critical Ukrainian infrastructure from October 10 last year. As the head of state Vladimir Putin noted then, this was a response to the terrorist actions of the Kyiv regime, in particular on the Crimean bridge.