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Ukraine targeted in another Russian missile barrage


KYIV: Some regions of Ukraineincluding its capital, has faced a Russian missile Thursday morning’s attack, the latest in a series of attacks targeting national infrastructure.
Air raid sirens sounded across the country. In Kyiv, the regional government said that air defenses had been activated to counter the ongoing missile attack. The sound of the explosion was heard in the city.
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said several explosions had occurred in Ukraine’s second largest city.
Ukrainian authorities in some areas said several incoming Russian missiles were intercepted.
Governor of Mykolaiv province in southern Ukraine, Vitaliy Kimsaid five missiles were shot down over the Black Sea.
Ukrainian Army Command North said two planes were shot down in the Sumy region, located on the border with Russia in the northeast of the country.
The Kyiv regional government said debris from a downed Russian missile damaged a private building in the Darnytskyi district and a car parked nearby.
Thursday’s attack was the latest in a series of Russian attacks targeting critical infrastructure across Ukraine.
Moscow has been conducting such attacks weekly since October, causing widespread blackouts and power distribution.
After previous attacks, the Ukrainian military said it shot down Russian missiles and explosives drones, but some still reached their targets, increasing the suffering of the people amid the crisis. freezing temperatures.
As the latest wave of Russian attacks began on Thursday, authorities in Dnipro, Odessa and Kryvyi Rih regions said they had turned off power to minimize damage to critical infrastructure if they were attacked.
Earlier this month, the United States agreed to supply Ukraine with Patriot missile systems to bolster its defenses.
The United States and other allies also pledged to provide energy-related equipment to help Ukraine withstand attacks on its infrastructure.

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