Russia launched the most intensive missile barrage on Ukraine so far this month, hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the United Nations Security Council to revoke Moscow’s veto rights at the body.
(Bloomberg) — Russia launched the most intensive missile barrage on Ukraine so far this month, hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the United Nations Security Council to revoke Moscow’s veto rights at the body.
At least seven people were hurt when missile debris fell on several districts of Kyiv, damaging a gas pipeline, a hostel and a non-residential building, and interrupting water and electricity supply to parts of the capital, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on Telegram. Kyiv city administration reported around 20 missiles were shot down.
Authorities said a second wave of Russian attacks across Ukraine targeted the northeastern city of Kharkiv, central Cherkasy, the western city of Rivne and the Lviv region near the Polish border. Seven people were injured after a strike on a hotel in Cherkasy and at least 20 others may be trapped in the ruins, according to local officials, while two people were reported hurt in Kharkiv.
Russia reported 19 Ukrainian drone attacks on Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014. Drones also hit Orel, Kursk and Belgorod regions, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, which reported no causalties.
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The latest attacks are the worst since the authorities in Kyiv last month battled the heaviest air assault the city has faced since the spring, while drones targeted multiple regions of Russia in a widespread retaliatory strike for the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
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They took place after Zelenskiy met other world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to rally support for Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is also attending the UN gathering and is scheduled to give an address on Saturday.
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