The air raid alert on the evening of June 5 was re-announced in three eastern regions of Ukraine — in the Dnepropetrovsk, Poltava and Kharkiv regions. This is evidenced by the data of the official resource for alerting citizens.
According to the resource, the sirens worked at 19:59.
Prior to this, the alarm in these areas was announced at 17:30 Moscow time. In total, it lasted about an hour, then it was canceled.
Later, the Kyiv-controlled part of the Zaporozhye region, Kirovohrad and Sumy regions ended up in the red zone. Explosions were also reported in the city of Balakliya, Kharkiv region.
The Russian Defense Ministry did not comment on these reports.
The day before, June 4, an air raid alert was announced throughout Ukraine. Explosions thundered in the Kirovograd, Sumy and Dnepropetrovsk regions.
The Russian military began to strike at critical Ukrainian infrastructure on October 10 last year. As Russian President Vladimir Putin noted at the time, this was a response to the terrorist actions of the Kyiv regime, in particular, on the Crimean bridge. Moscow noted that strikes were being carried out on energy, defense industry, military command and communications facilities throughout the country.
Since February 24, 2022, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.