Ukraine suffers a wave of Russian bombardments | War in Ukraine

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Ukraine suffers a wave of Russian bombing | War in Ukraine

Russian strikes on civilians resumed on Monday, increasing the toll of dead, injured and displaced.

Deadly Russian shelling on a scale not seen in months hit kyiv and other cities in Ukraine on Monday, two days after the explosion that partially destroyed the Crimean Bridge, the allies Westerners immediately denouncing new “war crimes” and “indiscriminate” attacks.

They are trying to destroy us all, to wipe us off the face of the Earth, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted on Monday morning as Russian missiles hit Ukrainian cities, demanding to its Western allies a tough response to Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin justified these massive bombardments by the terrorist attack of kyiv against the bridge connecting the Russian territory to Crimea (south), Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014.

The strikes left at least 11 dead and 89 injured in Ukraine, according to the latest police report.

Prime Minister Denis Chmygal said that 11 important infrastructures had been damaged in eight regions, in addition to the capital.

They want to destroy the energy system, Volodymyr Zelensky said, as power cuts affected many regions.

Ukraine has announced that it is stopping its electricity exports to Europe as a result of the strikes.

A Russian missile crashed in Dnipro hitting residential areas.

These bombings caused outrage in the West. The European Union has called them akin to war crimes for which those responsible will have to be held accountable, calling on Belarus not to be a party to the brutal Russian-led aggression.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres denounced an unacceptable escalation.

NATO, which Ukraine aspires to join, has condemned horrific and indiscriminate attacks on civilian infrastructure and pledged its support to Kyiv for as long as it takes, according to its secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.

US President Joe Biden condemned the absolute brutality of the Russian bombings and his Secretary of State Antony Blinken assured Ukraine of Washington's support after those horrible keystrokes.

I strongly condemn Russian attacks on the civilian population of kyiv and other cities in Ukraine, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid tweeted.

Berlin has announced an emergency virtual meeting of G7 leaders and President Volodymyr Zelensky for Tuesday at noon UK time. Germany will also urgently deliver a long-promised first air defense system.

Vladimir Putin makes no secret of it: Russia's unprecedented strikes in Ukraine are a response to the attack on the bridge Crimean. Our correspondent Tamara Alteresco analyzes this most recent escalation.

Vladimir Putin indicated on Monday that Russia had carried out a massive bombing campaign against Ukraine's energy, military and communications infrastructure in response to the Crimean Bridge terrorist attack.

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He promised harsh responses in the event of further Ukrainian attacks on Russia. The strikes achieved their goal, the Russian Defense Ministry assured.

On Sunday, Putin accused Ukraine of masterminding the Saturday morning blast that destroyed part of the expensively built Crimean Bridge, inaugurated in 2018. kills three. Kyiv has neither confirmed nor denied his involvement.

Ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, current number 2 of Moscow's Security Council, went further, promising that Monday's strikes were only& #x27;a first episode and calling for the total dismantling of the political regime of Ukraine.

Ukrainian army chief said Russian forces launched at least 80 missiles into Ukraine on Monday morning, hitting civilians, including here in Dnipro.

According to Ukrainian Defense, the Russian military launched 83 missiles at the country on Monday, 52 of which were intercepted, as well as Iranian-made drones.

Half a dozen explosions were heard in kyiv, with strikes in several neighborhoods, including the city center, which notably pulverized a children's playground in Taras Shevchenko Park. In the nearby street, the missile left a crater, a lifeless body lying under a thermal blanket.

I am very shocked. I arrived in kyiv this morning. I was walking in the street […] when there were the explosions, said Ivan Poliakov, a young man of 22 years. There is a university, two museums, there is no military target. They are just killing civilians, said Ksenia Riazantseva, a resident of the neighborhood.

Ukraine assured that Russia was carrying out these massive strikes in desperation in the face of his recent setbacks on multiple fronts.

Putin is in despair over battlefield defeats and he is using missile terrorism to try to change the tempo of war in his favor, estimated the head of Ukrainian diplomacy Dmytro Kouleba on Twitter.

Ally of Moscow, but having so far refrained from sending his troops in support for the Kremlin, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accused kyiv of preparing an attack on his country, adding that as a result Minsk and Moscow would deploy Russian-Belarusian troops, without specifying their geographical position.

He also accused Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine of plotting terrorist attacks and rioting. military vement in Belarus.

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