Ukrainian conflict: a review of the latest attacks
The siege of the capital Kiev continues, on the coast and in other major cities
The anti-aircraft warning sirens continue to resound in several cities of Ukraine: from Kiev, to Lviv, from Ivano-Frankivsk, to Odessa and Dnipro. At dawn, civilians are invited to reach shelters again. Meanwhile Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkiv, was attacked tonight and Russian shelling destroyed two residential buildings and part of a school.
The capital Kiev continues to be under siege. In recent days also the western part of the city and some neighborhoods have been targeted by Moscow's artillery. In the early hours of the day a 12-story apartment building located in the center of the capital was hit, triggering a fire. In another major city like Kharkiv Ukrainian forces repelled an attack.
Meanwhile, in the city of Zaporizhzhia, home to Europe's largest nuclear power plant, an explosion was heard taking the train station. Even the urban agglomerations along the coast are under attack: since midnight Russian warships have started to fire missiles against the city of Odessa, on the Black Sea; the same happened in Mariupol, on the Sea of Azov, where the regional hospital ended up in the hands of Moscow's armed forces. To date there have been no attempts to land the Russian soldiers.
According to Ukrainian sources, which are difficult to verify, 13,800 Russian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war on February 24. This is stated in a report released today by the Ministry of Defense in Kiev, according to which about 2,000 tanks, armored fighting vehicles, artillery systems and helicopters have been destroyed.
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