© Reuters. Smoke rises over town after a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine October 10, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko
LONDON (Reuters) – Russia’s defence ministry mentioned it hit “all designated targets” in a large missile assault on Ukrainian navy, communications and vitality infrastructure on Monday.
Russia mentioned the objectives of the missile strikes had been achieved, in one of many largest coordinated Russian assaults in opposition to Ukraine because the first weeks of the conflict. Ukraine mentioned the rush-hour assaults in eight areas appeared to have been intentionally timed to kill folks, accusing Russia of terrorism.
“As we speak, Russia’s armed forces have inflicted a large strike with high-precision long-range weapons in opposition to Ukrainian navy, communications and vitality targets,” the Russian defence ministry mentioned in its day by day briefing.
“The purpose of the strike has been achieved. All designated targets have been hit,” it added.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin mentioned the assaults have been retaliation for what he known as Ukraine’s “terrorist assault” in opposition to an important bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula. He promised a “harsh” response to any additional such assaults.
Ukrainian officers have exulted within the bombing of the bridge however haven’t claimed accountability for it. Ukraine says it’s Russia that’s utilizing terror ways within the conflict.
Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine was celebrated by pro-war figures in Russia. The Russian-installed governor of Crimea mentioned Russia would have already gained its “particular navy operation” had such strikes been carried out every single day.
Ramzan Kadyrov, the pinnacle of the Chechnya area who has been outspoken in his criticism of Russia’s navy management and repeatedly known as for a extra aggressive marketing campaign, mentioned he was “100% happy” with the strikes.
Ukraine mentioned it was in search of a “resolute response” from the United Nations and the West in response to the assaults.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy mentioned the strikes, which hit the centre of Kyiv and several other different Ukrainian cities, confirmed Russia was making an attempt to “wipe us off the face of the earth.”