Ukraine’s capital Kyiv gets hit by devastating explosions

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Ukraine’s capital Kyiv & other parts of the country faced heavy bombarding on Monday morning. The explosions came a day after Moscow accused Ukraine of a baneful blast on the bridge linking Crimea and Russia. The bombings killed at least 11 people and 87 were injured in the early morning attack on October 10. The head of the National police Ihor Klymenko said that it was the most massive and destructive missile attack in the history of Ukraine.

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Still from the Ukraine capital ‘Kyiv’ after the deadliest bombarding incident

Police scrutinize the whole scene of Russian shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, October 10. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported heavy explosions in the city’s Shevchenko district, which is a vast area in the center of Kyiv which also includes the historic old town as well as many government offices.

Police scrutinize the whole scene of Russian shelling in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, October 10. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported heavy explosions in the city’s Shevchenko district, which is a vast area in the center of Kyiv which also includes the historic old town as well as many government offices.

The missiles that fomented death and destruction 

The missiles that led to death & destruction in the cities of Ukraine after almost 4 months come as a nightmare for the citizens of the country. The explosions were so ravaging that they smashed and shook buildings, burst water lines, apartment block windows were blown out and glass shards messed up the whole ground.

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv & other parts of the country faced heavy bombarding on Monday morning. The explosions came a day after Moscow accused Ukraine of a baneful blast on the bridge linking Crimea and Russia. 

The bombings killed at least 11 people and 87 were injured in the early morning attack on October 10. The head of the National police Ihor Klymenko said that it was the most massive and destructive missile attack in the history of Ukraine.

Consequences of the Missile Attack

Various incidents like blasts literally ripped off the door of a bar restaurant, missile dug a crater in the road raising up the pavement. Several buildings & houses broke, a water pipe was hit leading to a stream of water to flow on the road in the city. Cars & vehicles were crushed & put on fire because of the missiles.

The whole incident was so terrific that the citizens lurched out of their sleep. The invasion brought back into focus the dreadful reality of war after months of easing tensity in the capital.

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Counter Attack to Attack on the Crimean bridge 

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the strikes were counterattacks for Kyiv’s ‘terrorist’ actions – referring to Ukraine’s trying to repel Moscow’s invasion forces. The recent one was along an important bridge that joined the Russian and Crimean Peninsulas.

Earlier, the huge explosion on the Crimea bridge shortly before dawn on Saturday severely curtailed road and rail traffic along an important artery. Both civilian and military were impacted at a crucial moment in Russia’s crusade in Ukraine.

By midday, according to Ukrainian authorities, some 80 missiles and rockets had been fired at infrastructure in a number of cities and Russian officials were promising more to come. 

Russian President Vladimir Putin picked up the topic on Monday, saying Kyiv had “put itself on a par with the most odious terrorist groups”. It provoked the subsequent “massive strike with meticulously-guided weapons on Ukrainian infrastructures such as energy infrastructure, military command and communications,” he added.

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Zelensky’s words of wisdom for his country

Zelensky in a social media video said that Ukraine will not be intimidated by Russia’s missile strikes. He said ”The occupiers can’t match us on the battlefield, and that’s why they resort to such terrorism. Well, we’ll make the battlefield even more painful for the enemy and we’ll rebuild what’s been destroyed.”

While Zelensky’s chief of staff Andriy Yermak said Kyiv citizens sheltered in the metro and sang the Ukrainian anthem in a gesture of defiance against Russian terror as Russian missiles struck the city. “This is the manifestation that our nation will win,” he told a security conference in Sea Island, Georgia.

Volodymyr Zelensky in a video addressing his nation 

While addressing his broken nation through a video, Zelensky also said Russia’s attacks across Ukraine today have killed 12 and injured more than 80 people.

Out of 84 Russian rockets and 24 drones, 43 rockets and 14 drones were intercepted, he added.

Ukraine will stop exporting electricity to Europe: Energy Ministry 

As a result of Russia’s mass attack that struck the heat generation and electrical substations across the country. It compelled the capital Kyiv to stop exporting electricity to Europe to stabilize its own grid starting from October 11. 

Europe may provide Ukraine with 1.5 billion euros

The European Commission is currently working on a plan to provide Ukraine with sufficient financial support for the next year- 1.5 billion euros per month, undisclosed sources told Politico.

PM Denys Shmyhal estimated Ukraine’s budget gap to be around $3.5 billion per month next year and the U.S. has already pledged to cover $1.5 billion per month.

U.S President Joe Biden reaction to the missile attack 

U.S. President Joe Biden said the missile attacks that killed civilians “again demonstrate the utter brutality of Mr. Putin’s illegal war on the Ukrainian people.” The United States and its allies will ”carry on to impose costs on Russia for its aggression, hold Putin and Russia accountable for its scandal and war crimes, he added.

Also said, he will provide the necessary support to Ukrainian forces to defend their country and their freedom.

Three cruise missiles were launched against Ukraine from Russian ships in the Black Sea crossed Moldova’s airspace, said the country’s foreign affairs minister, Nicu Popescu.

The attacks encouraged fresh international denunciation of Russia.


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