Deadly day in Ukraine: Russian missile barrage kills 10, wounds dozens – Times of India

Deadly day in Ukraine: Russian missile barrage kills 10, wounds dozens - Times of India

In an escalation of hostilities, Russia launched its most elaborate drone ever. Missile attack on Ukraine On this Friday in recent months. As a result of this attack, at least 10 people were killed and more than 60 were injured. According to official statements, the attacks targeted several regions, including Kiev, as well as cities in the south, west and east of Ukraine.
The attack caused massive destruction. A maternity hospital was damaged in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro, and significant impacts were reported in Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv. Mayor Vitali Klitschko in the capital city of Kyiv has confirmed the death of two people, fearing that more may be buried under the rubble of the destroyed warehouse.
Odessa, a major port city on the Black Sea, also saw casualties, with two people killed and at least 15 injured, including two children, as missiles hit residential areas. The regional governor highlighted the seriousness of the situation.
Air Force spokesman Yuri Ahnat called the attack a “major attack” on national television. The attack comes amid warnings from Ukraine that Russia is assembling missiles for a major air campaign, potentially targeting energy infrastructure. Such an attack could have dire consequences, reminiscent of last year’s attacks that left millions in the dark.
The Ministry of Energy reported power outages in four areas following the airstrike. In the Lviv region, bordering Poland, a key infrastructure facility was targeted, although specific details were not disclosed by the president’s office.
Prime Minister Denis Schmeichel emphasized that both social and critical infrastructure were targeted. The Air Force revealed that Russia used a mix of hypersonic, cruise and ballistic missiles, which are extremely difficult to intercept.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia had fired about 110 missiles, many of which were disabled. The attack is one of the largest Russian airstrikes on Ukraine to date.
In Kiev, the capital’s air defenses were highly active, hospitalizing several people. Damages were reported in various districts, including residential buildings and fire in warehouses. Mayor Klitschko said that efforts to rescue people buried under the debris are ongoing.
The attacks came days after Ukraine shot down a Russian warship in the Crimean port of Feodosia, dealing a significant blow to the Russian navy. Other Ukrainian cities, including Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro and Odesa, also suffered drone and missile attacks, resulting in additional casualties and property damage.
The ongoing conflict, which has seen Russia initially show more flexibility than Western allies expected, is still evolving, with Ukraine steadfast in its defenses and calls for international support.
(with input from agencies)

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