The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, assured this Saturday that so far this year, the region of Kharkov (north) suffered more 40 Russian missile attacks.
“Since the beginning of this year, in less than two and a half months, more than forty enemy missiles have already hit Kharkiv“, said the president in an evening address.
According to Zelensky, the evil state of Russia uses a variety of weapons such as: missiles and artillery, drones and mortars, with the aim of destroying life and leaving nothing human behind.
“Ruins, rubble, blastholes, this is a daily self-portrait of Russia where normal life reigns,” Zelensky said.
In his speech broadcast on the networks, Zelensky added that the Russian bombings had caused three deaths in Kherson (South) “who simply went to a store to buy groceries”.
According to Zelensky, Russia has become “synonymous with terror” and “it will be an example of defeat and just punishment”.
“The punishment the Kremlin can’t stop“, he condemned.
The authorities of Ukraine denounced this Saturday a new wave of attacks with missiles in the region of Zaporizhia. According to local military administration officials on their Telegram channel, the offensives reached “critical infrastructure”which constitutes a war crime.
In this “vital equipment” in the center of the region “live hundreds of thousands of civiliansmany of whom had to leave their homes there escape the Russian occupation“, added the Administration, adding that” the appropriate means of response have already been mobilized “.
For his part, the mayor of the city, Anatoly Kurtevconfirmed that “Today, in broad daylight, the enemy again attacked Zaporizhzhia”leaving a fire after the impact of one of the missiles and the news agency UNIEN confirmed two more explosions caused by projectiles from Tomac.
Zaporizhzhia is located in eastern Ukraine, an area controlled by Zelensky’s forces, while the nuclear plant which bears his same name is occupied by Moscow almost from the start of the war.
Last Thursday, Russia launched a new offensive in this region, which consists of brutal and repeated bombings. Since then, missile impacts have already been recorded in Kyiv, Nikolayev, Kharkov, Odessa, Yitomir, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnitsky, Ternopil there Lviv.
These attacks, launched in the early hours of the morning, when most people were asleep, left at least six civilians killed and much of the country Without electricity.
Russia employed Kinzhal-type hypersonic missiles for these operations, considered one of your most valuable weaponssince they are able to reach almost anywhere in the world -its range is more than 2,000 kilometers- and they a speed between five and ten times faster than that of sound.
Kinzhals are launched from ground trucks and can maneuver very quickly, making it difficult to intercept. Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, admitted that “they have no weapons capable of bringing down the Kinzhals”.
In this sense, in recent hours, the Russian Defense Minister, Oleksi Reznikov, taken into account 820 cruise missiles that your country has already launched against the occupied territory, October 2022.
The use of these weapons by Moscow, just over a year after the war, could be due to several reasons. Some specialists suggest that the Kremlin would be running out of weapons he usually used in his attacksfor which he would have been forced to use these most precious while, other sources, believe that this is due to the desperate to win.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press and Reuters)