President Zelensky Announces Emergency Shutdown After Russian Missile Attack in Ukraine

Latest missile attacks in ukraine involved president volodymyr zelensky and russia. overnight, missiles struck critical infrastructure and residential houses near the southern city of zaporizhzhia, with no casualties reported, although four people were killed in monday’s attacks. roman starovoyt, the governor of russia’s kursk region, reported a drone attack on an airfield had set ablaze an oil storage tank.

Attack occurred on monday and was spread across the vinnytsia, kyiv, zhytomyr, dnipropetrovsk, odesa, khmelnytskyi and cherkasy regions. at the same time, explosions occurred at two military airfields inside russia, resulting in the death of three servicemen and two aircraft lightly damaged in the ryazan and saratov region.

Russian defence ministry reported that it had successfully hit all 17 of its intended targets during a “massive strike using high-precision weapons”. certain western leaders have accused russia of committing a war crime due to the immense damage inflicted on civilian infrastructure. the bbc has spoken to experts who suggest that moscow’s strategy is to demoralise and terrify the population rather than gain a military advantage. russia has denied these allegations.

By Evey Lovelace

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