Ukraine’s official said Russia had launched a new batch of missiles, as sirens sounded in many areas, including the capital Kiev.
Reuters on December 5 reported that sirens sounded in the capital Kiev and throughout Ukraine. Ukrainian officials say this is the latest round of Russian missile strikes on the neighboring country.
“We see strategic bombers have taken off and the first batch of missiles has been launched,” Ukrainian air force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said.
Ihnat said Russia may be about to launch several rounds of missiles at Ukraine. The governors of the Odesa, Poltava and Vinnytsia regions also announced on social media that the missiles were flying to targets in Ukraine.
There are no reports of damage or casualties related to the missile launch.
According to the Guardian, the missiles were launched by Russian bombers and could include Kalibr missiles launched from the sea.
“Don’t ignore the alarm,” said Andriy Yermak, chief of staff to the president of Ukraine.
On the same day, fighting in eastern Ukraine is still raging fiercely. Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the military administration of the Donetsk region, said that in the city of Bakhmut, an administrative building and an apartment complex were attacked. There are currently no reports of casualties after the fighting here.
Bakhmut and the surrounding areas are experiencing some of the fiercest fightings in Ukraine. Kyrylenko said the neighboring towns of Soledar and Chashiv Yar were also targeted by Russian shelling, and confirmed that the Kurakhove and Hostre areas had been shelled, leaving a kindergarten and four tall buildings. floors and 7 houses were damaged.
Meanwhile, according to the Russian Investigative Committee, the Ukrainian shelling injured two people in the city of Donetsk.
Russia began conducting large-scale missile strikes in Ukraine on October 10, causing serious damage to the country’s energy infrastructure. According to Kiev, Moscow’s tactic to turn Ukraine’s major cities into “unlivable” places is too much to bear, forcing Ukraine to agree to sit at the negotiating table on Russian terms.
On November 15, the Russian military conducted a missile attack on an “unprecedented” scale against infrastructure in the capital Kiev and other cities. Ukrainian officials said the raid paralyzed half of Ukraine’s energy facilities, leaving millions of people without electricity, water, and heating systems.
Explaining the missile raids on Ukrainian infrastructure, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that “these infrastructures support the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian armed forces and the battalions of democracy.” ethnicity”.
Foreign Minister Lavrov accused the US and NATO of being directly involved in the war in Ukraine by providing weapons and military training to Ukrainian troops on the territory of NATO countries. This is also a reason why Russia launched missile strikes on targets in Ukraine.