KYIV – A new round of Russian airstrikes hit Ukraine on Thursday, shutting off electricity in the west and injuring at least three people, including a teenager in Kyiv.
Blasts were reported across the huge nation on Thursday morning, including in the capital Kiev, the second-largest city Kharkiv in the east, and the western city of Lviv on the Polish border.
According to Lviv’s mayor, Andriy Sadoviy, most of the city was without electricity. Russian strikes there are still uncommon.
“The adversary is launching air- and sea-based cruise missiles at Ukraine from strategic aircraft and ships,” the Ukrainian air force claimed on social media.
Mykhaylo Podolyak, a presidential advisor, said that more than 120 missiles had been launched by the “bad Russian world” to destroy vital infrastructure and massacre civilians in large numbers.”
He jokingly tweeted, “We’re waiting for further offers from ‘peacekeepers’.”
The assaults occurred ten months into Moscow’s onslaught in Ukraine, where Russian airstrikes have been devastating the nation’s electricity grid and leaving millions in the dark and cold in the dead of winter.
In reaction to an explosion on the Kerch bridge, which connects the Russian mainland to the Crimean peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014, Moscow has claimed that the attacks against Ukrainian infrastructure are necessary.
According to the Kremlin, Kiev is ultimately liable for the humanitarian effects of the strikes since it refused to submit to Moscow negotiation demands.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Wednesday that he was confident Moscow would succeed in Ukraine sooner or later because to its “patience” and “perseverance.”