The Russian president stressed that Monday’s attack on several Ukrainian cities was in retaliation for the explosion on the Crimean bridge.
During a meeting with the Russian Security Council on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made his remarks Recent attacks against Ukrainian citiesincluding the capital, Kyiv.
– He said that more attempts to carry out terrorist attacks on our territory will be answered.
75 missiles were launched from Russia – 34 hit the Ukrainian territory. The rest were shot down by the Air Force.
This is the first major missile attack targeting Kyiv since June. The explosions also seem to have struck closer to the city center than before.
At least 11 people were killed and 60 others injured, police said at 2:34 p.m. local time.
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Revenge of the bridge explosion
The explosions occurred the day after Putin accused Ukraine Attack on the symbolic bridge Between Russia and annexed Crimea.
Putin accuses Ukrainian special forces of being behind the bombing of the bridge between Crimea and Russia.
It is clear that Ukraine ordered, organized and carried out the terrorist attack that was aimed at destroying Russia’s vital civilian infrastructure, says Putin.
While he claims that this was an act of revenge, Ukrainian intelligence believes that this attack was planned since October 2.
Experts also believe that Ukraine is behind this, and they think this is a complicated matter Ukrainian sabotage Deep into the territory controlled by Russia.
When Russia responded now, it can be called act of revengeLieutenant Colonel Bali Yedestbo at the Military School told VG earlier on Monday.
Putin also claims that Russia is barred from investigating the sabotage of Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea. He also claims that Ukraine tried to blow up the Turkestria gas pipeline
Putin says long-range missiles have hit Ukraine’s energy, military and communications facilities.
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal earlier confirmed that 11 infrastructure targets in eight regions of Ukraine were hit, leaving parts of the country without electricity, water and heat, according to Reuters.
At the same time, videos and photos from Kyiv show, among other things, the injury of a park next to the stadium and a pedestrian bridge – watch the video:
The attack hit several Ukrainian cities on Monday morning:
- Dnipro, the fourth largest city in Ukraine. It is located about 85 kilometers north of Zaporizhia, which was also said to have been subjected to missile attacks during the night.
- The city of Lviv, in the west of the country, near Poland.
- Zhmeljnytskyj district – located between Lviv and Kyiv.
- Zhytomyr – Here the Russians hit the energy infrastructure, according to reports local media.
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