Russia resumed attacks on cities in Ukraine on Monday morning, a week after the biggest bombing of civilian targets since the start of the war. Missiles hit at least three regions of the country, including Kiev.
In the capital, the bombing of a residential building killed at least three people. Part of the drones were shot down by soldiers, and for much of the morning, black smoke could still be seen rising from the windows as rescuers battled the flames.
Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said there were also deaths in other cities.
The government of Volodymyr Zelensky claims that the weapons used by Russia are kamikaze drones from Iran, which fly to their targets and are only detonated on the spot – Tehran has again denied having sent such weapons to Russia. One of the drones seen by the report carried the phrase “to Belgorod”, an apparent comment on an alleged attack by Ukraine on the Russian border region in April.
The Russian Defense Ministry claimed responsibility for the attacks, but said the targets were military and energy infrastructure. “The Russian army said this Monday that it had achieved all its objectives in Ukraine,” the ministry said in a statement released by Telegram.
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