On the morning of 2 January 2024, the Russian military conducted air assaults on the capital Kyiv and the northeastern city of Kharkiv. The Ukrainian military commander stated that air defenses shot down 10 Russian Kinzhal missiles out of approximately 100 various types of projectiles fired toward the two cities. In the Kyiv area, four people were killed and about 70 others were wounded. Meanwhile in Kharkiv, one person was killed and 60 others were wounded. Russia has lately intensified the bombardment of Ukrainian cities since 29 December.