The Russian army launched massive bombardments against Ukraine on Thursday, the most important for weeks, which left at least a dozen dead in addition to causing power cuts in several provinces.
Through a statement, the Russian Defense Ministry said the attacks came in retaliation for a recent incursion into its territory, in the Bryansk region, which it blamed on Ukrainian “saboteurs.”
“Long-range and high-precision air, sea and ground weapons, including the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system, hit the key elements of Ukraine’s military infrastructure, military-industrial industry enterprises, as well as energy facilities that They provide their services to them,” he added.
Zelensky, on the new Russian attacks
For his part, Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky he said that, with the attack of “81 missiles that try to intimidate the Ukrainians”, Moscow returned “to its miserable tactics”.
After a couple of weeks of relative calm away from the front since the attacks prior to the anniversary of the start of the war, the Kremlin launched a new massive attack at dawn using cruise missiles fired from the Black Sea and Belgorod that targeted infrastructure power lines, but several of which impacted residential areas.