Angered by the loss of its Black Sea flagship which was sunk by Ukrainian forces a few days ago, the Russian military command has launched heavy attacks on Kyiv and other major cities in Ukraine.
The series of attacks on the Ukrainian capital and other parts of western Ukraine on Saturday, according to the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, is another reminder that “Ukrainians are still under a serious threat from Russia despite Moscow’s pivot to a new offensive in the east”.
A Russian military spokesman warned on Friday of further missile strikes on the Ukrainian capital after its warship sank, with officials saying they would only target military sites.
“In towns and villages just outside Kyiv, authorities reported finding the bodies of more than 900 civilians, most of them shot, since Russian troops withdrew two weeks ago,” Klitschko said. in a television interview on Sunday morning.
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The mayor further advised residents who had fled the city at the start of the war not to return.
“We do not rule out new strikes on the capital. If you have the opportunity to stay a little longer in towns where it’s safer, do so.
A Ukrainian military spokesman said Russian missiles hit the city of Kyiv just as residents were going out for walks on Saturday evening, following the failure of Russian troops to capture Kyiv and their withdrawal.
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