Russia-Ukraine War | Fierce Russian air raid on Kiev; Ukraine destroyed 18 missiles

Pic : Kiev: Russia launched a fierce air attack targeting the capital Kiev but Ukraine’s air defense system failed it and shot down all 18 missiles fired. The officers provided this information. In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, in the early hours of Tuesday, Russia launched a fierce attack by firing missiles from the air, sea and land. Loud explosions were heard in Kiev late on Monday during the attacks. There is no report of any casualty in the attacks yet. Western-supplied weapons helped stop the attack. The attacks came as European leaders sought new ways to punish Russia for the war and a Chinese envoy called for action on Beijing’s peace proposal. For the eighth time this month, Russia has targeted Kiev with airstrikes. Serhiy Popko, head of the Kiev military administration, said Russia’s attack on Kiev was “extremely massive in terms of numbers”. He said that Danadan missiles were fired. The attacks came amid Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky completing a trip to Europe. “According to preliminary information, most of the bases of the attackers in Kiev’s airspace were found and destroyed,” Popko said. Ukraine’s air force said it fired 18 missiles of various types, including drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles. Air Force spokesman Yuri Inhat said all were shot down. Also read Inhat told on social media app ‘Telegram’ that six ‘Kinjal’ aero-ballistic missiles were fired from MiG-31K aircraft. Nine cruise missiles launched from ships in the Black Sea and three ground-based S-400 cruise missiles targeted the capital. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov praised the force’s response, tweeting “another incredible success.” Britain’s ambassador to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, tweeted that the attacks were horrific. He wrote, “It was not easy to spend the night amidst the shaking walls.” The attack comes as European leaders are due to attend a rare summit of the 46-nation Council of Europe, the continent’s main human rights body. Meanwhile, a Chinese envoy is preparing to visit Ukraine and Russia in the coming days as Beijing pushes for a peace plan released in February. According to China’s Foreign Ministry, former ambassador Li Hui will also travel to Poland, France and Germany. The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping says it is neutral and wants to play the role of a mediator in the war. Although he has always given political support to Russia. Meanwhile, Russian shelling on Ukrainian territories from Monday to Tuesday morning killed at least seven civilians and wounded 14 others, according to the country’s presidential office. (agency)

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