Russia fires missiles on several Ukrainian cities in response to Crimean bridge blast

Elizabeth Smith

Missiles over Kiev, Odessa, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Lviv. An explosion also occurred in the street where the Ukrainian Security Service resides. Putin is chairing the Security Council today following the explosion on the Crimean bridge that the Russian president considers “an act of terrorism” by the “Ukrainian special services”.

Russia fires missiles on Ukrainian cities

This morning, October 10 2022, Kiev was rocked by several explosions in various parts of the city. There are 8 victims and over 20 injured. It was since June 26 that Russian forces had not attacked the Ukrainian capital. One of the missiles landed near President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office.

The attacks hit various areas of the city center and took place around 08:15 local time. Among the areas of the capital targeted is the very central district of Shevchenkiv, where some videos show a playground hit.

A regional governor of Zaporizhzhia, said that at least 17 civilians were killed in the missile barrage. Another 60 or so were injured. Twenty-one private homes were damaged, including a school. At least six medical workers were also injured. Rescue workers are still searching for victims.

Today’s missilistic attacks may be Russian response to the blast on the Crimean bridge

The perpetrators of the explosion of the Crimean bridge are “the Ukrainian special services”, which committed “an act of terrorism“. Vladimir Putin said it, according to what Ria Novosti reports. “The Ukrainian special services ordered, engineered and carried out the attack on the bridge. There is no doubt, it is a terrorist act aimed at destroying the critical civilian infrastructure of the Russian Federation”, said the Russian president during a meeting with the head of the Russian Investigative Committee.

The infrastructure was hit by an explosion caused by a truck bomb on October 8. Almost 19 kilometers long, it consists of a double viaduct, both road and rail, and is the only direct link between the peninsula annexed in 2014 and the Russian region of Krasnodar. Moscow immediately set up a commission of inquiry to investigate the incident.

Zelensky after the Russian raids in Kiev: “They want to wipe us out”

On a post on Telegram, the Ukrainian president commented on the raids that hit several Ukrainian cities including Kiev in the early morning. “They want to destroy us, they kill our civilians,” the leader wrote.

“The risk of a nuclear Armageddon has reached the highest levels since the Cuban crisis of ’62”: at a fundraising evening, Joe Biden describes in this way the threats currently underway.

Germany has tomorrow convened a summit of G7 leaders with Ukrainian President Zelensky to discuss developments in Ukraine after today’s Russian missile attacks: this was announced by Berlin, which holds the current presidency.

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