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Russia has launched massive missile attack on Ukraine

Russia continues to commit terror acts and kills civilian people on the territory of Ukraine. On October 10, Russian forces launched at least 83 missiles at Ukrainian cities. Critical infrastructure in several regions was damaged, and dozens of people were injured.

Around 08.30 Russia’s rockets hit different parts of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. As of 15.00 The State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports that 6 people were killed and 50 injured.

In the city center, cars were burned down and windows were shattered in many buildings, including Taras Shevchenko National University, the National Museum of Taras Shevchenko, and The Khanenko Museum. The glass pedestrian bridge was also damaged.

The moment of the explosion near the glass bridge. Video from TSN

Russia also launched missile strikes on energy systems in different parts of the country. 14 regions were hit, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Poltava, Zhytomyr, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, and Dnipro.

As of 22.30 14 people were killed and 97 were injured as a result of the Russian attack, Denys Monastyrskyi, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported.

About 70 buildings have been damaged, including 4 high-rise buildings, 35 private residential buildings, a school, and 29 objects of critical infrastructure. 5 regions – Lviv, Poltava, Sumy, Kharkiv, and Ternopil – have been left without electricity. In particular, the blackout has affected 90% of the city of Lviv. In the rest of the territory of Ukraine, the energy supply was partially disrupted. 8 regions also experience problems with water supply.

Update from 16.12: According to Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine, most of the energy infrastructure facilities will be restored on October 10, and some on October 11. Energy supply has already been restored in the city of Sumy, and a schedule of emergency shutdowns has been introduced in Kyiv and in the Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr regions.

The General Staff of Ukraine reported that Russia attaked Ukraine with 84 missiles and 24 drones (13 “Shahed-136” among them) on the morning of October 10. 43 missiles and 13 drones were shot down by the air defense system.

“Today, the whole world once again saw the true face of a terrorist state that is killing our people. Not only on the battlefield, but also in peaceful cities. A country that only covers its true bloody and criminal essence and goal with talks about peace. And to all offers of real peace it responds with missile strikes. All this only proves that the liberation of our entire land is the only foundation of peace and security for all Ukrainians,” stated Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine.