Russian Invasion: War against Ukraine: This is the situation

Despite the increased Russian attacks with bombs and rockets on cities in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyj is combative.

Russian Invasion: War against Ukraine: This is the situation

Despite the increased Russian attacks with bombs and rockets on cities in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyj is combative. His Russian opponent, Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin, has no right to win as an "enemy of human life," said Zelensky in his evening video speech. "He must lose the ability to destroy the lives of others." This is the only way security can be guaranteed - for Ukrainians, Europeans and the whole world.

In view of the increased attacks with drones, missiles and glide bombs, Zelensky once again emphasized the need to strengthen the air defense shield. Since last Monday, the Russian military has deployed almost 190 missiles of various types and almost 140 kamikaze drones. Zelensky continued that almost 700 guided air bombs were dropped on targets in Ukraine. "In more than two years of this war, there has not been a single week in which Russia has renounced terror." However, Ukraine is trying "to ensure that the Russian occupying forces feel our completely just response to this terror - every week, every day."

Ballistic missiles on Kyiv

The Russian army attacked the Ukrainian capital Kiev with ballistic missiles. According to Mayor Vitali Klitschko, seven people were injured in the central district of Pechersk, two of whom were hospitalized. An unoccupied three-story building was damaged. Rocket debris also fell in two other parts of the city.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyj thanked rescue workers, police and helpers for their efforts. “We never tire of repeating that Ukraine needs more air defense,” the head of state wrote on Telegram. This would protect cities and save lives.

According to the Ukrainian Air Force, two ballistic missiles were fired from the Russian-controlled Crimean peninsula at the city of over a million inhabitants. Both were shot down. A good half a dozen explosions from anti-aircraft missiles had previously been heard in the center. The air alarm could only have been triggered a few seconds beforehand.

Russian drone strikes hit power supply

Russian combat drones damaged power supply systems in the Odessa and Mykolaiv regions in southern Ukraine on Monday night. As a result, there was a power outage in some parts of the port city of Odessa and its surrounding areas, as the Ukrainian military in the region announced. According to the city administration, local public transport with trams and trolleybuses in Odessa had to be stopped. Nobody was injured.

The energy supplier Ukrenerho said that a substation was also damaged and caught fire in the Mykolaiv region. According to the military, debris from a drone also fell onto a two-story residential building there. It caught fire. Eleven people were injured, two of them seriously.

Fire on the Russian side

In Russia, there was a fire on Monday night at the Novocherkassk power and thermal power plant, the largest plant of its kind in the Rostov region. Unofficial information here indicates a Ukrainian drone attack. The regional administration officially announced that the cause of the fire was being investigated. The fire had been extinguished. Two units of the power plant and two transmission lines were switched off.

Attack on natural gas storage facility in Lviv

A major fire in the Lviv region in western Ukraine, triggered by the impact of two Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, could only be extinguished late on Sunday afternoon. "An enemy attack has damaged the infrastructure of an underground storage facility, but there are no critical consequences," the head of the Naftogaz group, Oleksiy Chernihov, said later after a visit to the natural gas storage facility. "The attack has no impact on the supply of natural gas to Ukrainian consumers." Previously, the Ukrainian media had only reported a Russian attack on a “critical infrastructure object”.