In the early morning hours of 19 December 2022, the Russian military launched a barrage of explosives-laden drones targeting the Solomyanskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts of the capital Kyiv. According to the Kyiv city administration, Ukrainian air force personnel shot down 18 of the 23 drones launched toward Kyiv. Critical infrastructure facilities and residences were significantly damaged, resulting in power outages. At least two people were injured in the attack.