The five-and-a-half-hour attack targeted agricultural facilities and coastal infrastructure, officials for Ukraine’s southern defense forces wrote on Telegram.
The attack sprayed nearby homes with burning fuel forcing at least 50 people to evacuate, Kharkiv mayor Igor Terekhov said earlier.
The decision to confer Ukraine's highest state award on Zaluzhniy is a sign that Zelenskiy's team are trying to signal unity and respect for Zaluzhnyi after removing him as commander of the armed forces
Zelenskyy appointed Сol. Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi, the commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, to lead the army.
The mayor of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Senkevich, said that one man died from severe injuries after the attack stripped roofs off 20 houses and damaged gas and water pipes in the port city.
Zelenskyy's comments marked his first confirmation that he was mulling to fire the widely popular general, a possibility that caused an uproar in Ukraine.
The International Court of Justice noted that it had already ordered Russia to "immediately suspend" its military operations but that "the armed conflict continues to this day."
Russia's defence ministry said 195 of its soldiers were freed, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 207 people -- both soldiers and civilians -- had returned to Ukraine.
As Putin ramps up presidential election campaign, he wants to maintain normalcy but the increasing Ukrainian attacks have raised the visibility of the war on Russian soil.
The investigation comes as Kyiv attempts to clamp down on corruption in a bid to speed up its membership in the European Union and NATO.
Social media footage posted overnight showed bright flames and columns of smoke tearing through the refinery, owned by Russian oil giant Rosneft.
Ukraine's military intelligence said it had no "comprehensive information" detailing who was on the flight.
In Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city, two people were killed and at least 11 were wounded, according to the regional governor.
"The West must get serious about strangling Russia's ability to produce weapons," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in a social media post.
KYIV: Schools in western Ukraine are rolling out rifle and pistol shooting practice using interactive software, a regional official said Thursday, signalling how Russia's nearly two-year invasion has impacted school life. The war has…
Russian missiles hit Ukrainian apartment buildings and injure 17 in latest strikes on civilian areas
The night-time attack on Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, struck 20 residential buildings and a medical center, authorities said.
Without pledges of support by the start of February — when EU leaders meet to decide on aid — and if no money arrives by March, that could be risky for Ukraine.
Russian officials did not comment on the alleged attack, but Russia’s Defense Ministry said in the early hours of Saturday that it had successfully downed four Ukrainian missiles.
Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko had said on Saturday that the December 29 strike was "the largest in terms of civilian casualties."
Ukrainian authorities said that 230 Ukrainian prisoners of war returned home in the first exchange in almost five months whereas 248 Russian servicemen have been freed under the deal.