Air alert across country: Russia fires rockets at Ukraine – explosions shake Kyiv

On Monday, at the beginning of the new week, Russia again fired rockets at numerous cities in Ukraine.

Air alert across country: Russia fires rockets at Ukraine – explosions shake Kyiv

On Monday, at the beginning of the new week, Russia again fired rockets at numerous cities in Ukraine. There was an air alert in large parts of the country, and the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense system was active, according to the authorities there. Explosions were also heard in the capital Kyiv, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia. The authorities called on people to get to safety in bunkers and other rooms. There were reports of power outages. The Russian war of aggression against the neighboring country has already lasted 250 days this Monday.

Correspondents for the AFP news agency reported at least five explosions on Monday morning between 08:00 and 08:20 (local time, 07:00 and 07:20 CET). These are Russian attacks, said Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko in the online service Telegram. According to him, the power went out in several parts of the city. Some parts of Kiev are also without water.

Kyiv had already been the target of Russian drone strikes on October 10 and 17, in which the energy supply infrastructure was severely damaged.

According to the first official information, the Russian troops – as on previous Mondays – launched dozens of rocket attacks in the morning rush hour. There were always dead and injured. Nothing was initially known about new victims in the morning. Russia had declared that it was particularly targeting the neighboring country's energy infrastructure. Ukraine speaks of "energy terror" with the aim of plunging people into darkness, cold and fear and thus driving them to flee to the EU.

Russia is continuing its attacks on civilian infrastructure, the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, Andriy Yermak, said in his blog on the Telegram news channel. "We will persevere. And this disgrace will cost entire generations of Russians dearly," he announced. At the same time, he called for more weapons and new sanctions against Russia from the West.

Moscow blamed Ukraine for Saturday's attacks on the Black Sea Fleet on Russia's annexed Crimea peninsula. In response, Moscow suspended the agreement to export Ukrainian grain.

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