|Part of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and the 2022–2023 Russian strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure|
|Date||11 March 2022 – present |
(1 year, 8 months, 2 weeks and 6 days)
1 (11 March attack)
2 (28 June attack)
4 (15 July attack)
3 (29 September attack)
3 (10 October attack)
2, including a pregnant woman (25 October 2022)
1 (26 November 2022 attack)
46 and 11 people reported missing (14 January 2023)
2 (28 April 2023)
4 (26 May 2023)
|Injured||130+ (Total) |
7 (28 June attack)
16 (15 July attack)
14 (17 November attack)
13 (26 November 2022 attack)
80 (14 January 2023)
1 (8 May 2023)
8 (22 May 2023)
30 (26 May 2023)
11 (24 June 2023)
9 (28 July 2023)
2 (15 August 2023)
10 (24 August 2023)
|Perpetrators||Russian Armed Forces|
During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Armed Forces have launched several missile attacks over the city of Dnipro in Ukraine. These have led to dozens of fatalities and over a hundred injuries among the civilian population.
Strikes in 2022
Dnipro was first hit during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine on 11 March 2022. Three missiles hit the city and killed one person, striking close to an apartment building and a kindergarten. On 15 March, the Dnipro International Airport was heavily damaged by Russian missiles. This destroyed the runaway of the airport. On 30 March, Russian forces struck an oil terminal in Dnipro, destroying it. There were no casualties.
Another attack on the Dnipro airport on 10 April completely destroyed the airport and the infrastructure nearby. One Ukrainian Su-25 was destroyed in the ground inside its hangar, one Ukrainian technician was wounded as well.
On 28 June, Russian forces fired six 3M-14E Kalibr cruise missiles from the Black Sea to Dnipro at around 5:30 local time. One of them hit an Avtodiesel car repair shop, killing a man and a woman. Other seven people, including a six-year-old boy, were injured. Fragments of the Kalibr missile were found afterwards.
An attack on Dnipro proper was carried out by Russian armed forces on 15 July 2022. As a result, four people died, 16 were injured. The main target was the largest space plant of Ukraine located within the city.
The city was shelled from Tu-95 aircraft from the northern part of the Caspian Sea with X-101 missiles. According to preliminary data, a total of 8 rockets were fired. Four missiles were shot down by the Ukrainian Air Defence Forces. Each missile costs 13 million dollars (8 missiles cost Russia more than 100 million dollars).
Part of the rockets hit the "Pivdenmash" enterprise. As a result of the impact, the city's water supply was damaged, and part of the city's residents were left without water supply. More than ten cars were damaged, doors and windows were destroyed in residential buildings.
Dnipro was also hit during the 10 October 2022 Russian missile strikes on critical infrastructure. It was hit by at least five missiles. During the attack that took place during morning rush hour three civilians were killed.
On 18 October 2022 Russian missile strikes targeted the energy infrastructure of Dnipro. One man was injured and a large-scale fire broke out at an energy infrastructure facility that was severely damaged. Also more than three dozen residential buildings were damaged, including schools and kindergartens.
On 25 October 2022 two people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and four injured due to a fire at a petrol station in Dnipro after fragments of a Russian missile had hit it.
In the early hours of 9 November 2022 Russian forces deployed kamikaze drones in an attack hitting a logistics business and causing a large fire. Four employees sustained injuries, three severe. Anti-aircraft defence systems (reportedly) destroyed five loitering munitions.
Around 08:30 in the morning of 15 November, while people where commuting to work, Dnipro was hit by a strike on (according to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal) the PA Pivdenmash missile plant. Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Valentyn Reznichenko stated that an industrial company, houses, trolleybuses and a "lively street" were damaged. Reznichenko claimed that 23 people were injured, including a teenager. Dnipro mayor Borys Filatov claimed a city hall employee was wounded in the attack while out helping elderly women.
On 26 November 2022, around noon, a Russian missile strike on Dnipro injured 13 people and partially destroyed seven private houses in Dnipro's Amur-Nyzhnodniprovskyi District. Dnipro mayor Borys Filatov reported that city communications and infrastructure were not damaged. Governor Valentyn Reznichenko stated that due to the attack one woman was hospitalised in critical condition. The following day Reznichenko reported that a man was found dead under the rubble.
Strikes in 2023
On 14 January a multi-storey residential building in Dnipro was hit by a Russian attack. The explosion was heard at approximately 3:41 p.m. A local air alert had begun at 2:00 p.m. On 19 January, 46 people are known to be killed and 80 to be injured. 11 people remain missing. 39 people were rescued.
On 9 March Dnipro was also hit during a nationwide Russian missile strike. According to the Dnipro City Council dozens of buildings were damaged by blast waves and in more than 120 apartments windows were broken. Fragments of a rocket were scattered almost all over the terrain of yacht club Sich. No casualties were reported.
During a night attack on 27-28 March a Russian drone hit a private business in Dnipro and caused a large-scale fire. No casualties were reported. According to Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Serhiy Lysak two other Russian drones were shot down over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
On 28 April a mother and her three-year-old daughter were killed in their home in a rural suburb of Dnipro. According to Governor Lysak seven Russian missiles had targeted the city. Local police told neighbours (of the victims) that fragments of one of them, shot down by air defences, appeared to have fallen on the house.
On 3 May, in the night, a drone hit an administrative building in Dnipro. According to Governor Lysak it was set on fire, although that was put out by morning. Lysak also reported that the attack had not lead to casualties. Ukrainian Air Defence Forces reported that they had shot down 7 missiles flying over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, and that this one drone had (still) hit its target.
In the evening of 8 May a 32-year-old woman was wounded and hospitalised when debris from Russian missiles fell on a four-storey building in Dnipro. A missile warhead was found on the third floor of the building. All eight missiles launched by Russian forces on Dnipropetrovsk Oblast were downed by Ukrainian Air Defence Forces.
During the night of 21–22 May the premises of a private firm were hit by a Russian missile strike; eight people were injured (three of them hospitalised) and three buildings were damaged as a result. 20 pieces of equipment of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine were destroyed. Ukraine's air defence forces reported that they had shot down 15 Russian drones and four cruise missiles during the attack on Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
On 26 May a Russian missile strike hit an outpatient clinic and a veterinarian clinic, killing 4 people and injuring 30 (three severely wounded). The missile attack hit a three-storey building within a medical institution that was partially destroyed and caught fire. The fire then also engulfed a neighbouring building. Among the injured were a baby and a child, born in 2020 and 2017 respectively. 27 May was declared a day of mourning for those who died as a result of the attack.
During the night of 3–4 June a Russian missiles struck a residential area killing a two-year-old girl and injuring another 22 people, including five children. The attack destroyed or damaged several buildings in Pidhorodne, which lies on the outskirts of Dnipro city.[nb 1] According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces one Iskander-K missile had hit a two-story apartment building. (According to local police) 10 private houses, cars, shops and gas pipelines were destroyed after a fire broke out as a result of the explosion. The rescue operation was completed at 3:00 AM.
In the nighttime of 24 June 11 people, including three children, were injured in a missile attack that destroyed four homes in a residential area. The blast wave damaged more than 20 buildings.
At around 20.30 hour on 28 July 2023 a Russian missiles attack (locals heard two explosions) hit a high-rise building in the centre of Dnipro. A new residential complex, where many apartments were still uninhabited, was damaged. An office of the Security Service of Ukraine was also hit, but was reported to have been not in use for a while.[nb 2] Dnipro mayor Borys Filatov claimed that Russian Iskander missals had hit the buildings. Nine injured were reported and no deaths have been reported. On 29 July 2023 Russia's Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed "On the evening of July 28, the Russian Armed Forces targeted the Ukrainian armed forces’ command center in the city of Dnepropetrovsk with high-precision weapons. The target was hit."[nb 3]
At 4:20 hour on 15 August 2023 one of the industrial facilities in Dnipro was hit, 2 wounded were reported. At around the same time a swimming pool was also hit, with no casualties reported. Later that day Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed that these attacks had been a "concentrated blow to key enterprises in the military industry of the Kiev regime." According to him, the goal of the strikes was achieved.
At around 2:30 hour on 24 August 2023 (Ukrainian independence day) multiple rockets hit Dnipro's Central Bus Station.  Ten people were injured, six were hospitalised with minor injuries. 15 shops near the station were destroyed or damaged. Besides the bus station 10 other buildings were also damaged including two residential buildings, a bank, a petrol station, a hotel, premises belonging to an agricultural company, a furniture manufacturer and an administrative building. Additionally three buses and several cars, a trolleybus network line, as well as water and gas pipelines, were damaged. Later that day Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed that the previous night "a multiple-launch strike by seaborne and ground-based long-range precision weapons against a Ukrainian military command center" had destroyed this target.[nb 4]
On 3 October Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Serhiy Lysak reported that falling debris, of the 13 UAVs and a cruise missile that had been shot down over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, had caused a fire at a Dnipro private firm that was quickly doused. In a later update Lysak stated that a school, a kindergarten, a petrol station and three apartment buildings in Dnipro were damaged by "fragments of downed Russian junk"; in addition to a warehouse being destroyed by fire.
- Local news website Informator called Pidhorodne a suburb of Dnipro, The Guardian called Pidhorodne a town on the outskirts of Dnipro city.
- Dnipro mayor Borys Filatov claimed that this strike was the third time the Security Service of Ukraine building had been targeted by Russia.
- The city of Dnipropetrovsk was renamed to its current name Dnipro in 2016 to comply with decommunization laws; Dnepropetrovsk is the Russian language version of the name Dnipropetrovsk.
- Russia's Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov spoke of only 1 night time strike by multiple rockets in the night prior (the night of 23 to 24 August 2023).
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