Days after Crimea attack, Russia attacks the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv
Two days after the bridge linking Crimea to Russia was blown up, Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
The attacks happened on Monday morning around 08:00. Kyiv has not been hit for many months, and the explosion appears to be a retaliatory attack.
Images on social media show several parts of Kyiv were attacked.
The Ukrainian government said there was an overnight attack in the southern city of Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
Zaporizhzhia's regional governor Oleksandr Strukh posted on the Telegram messaging app around 3:00 local time that "a mult0story residential building was destroyed again. There are victims," the BBC reports.
Oleksandr said Russia had attacked Zaporizhzhia many times in recent weeks, killing dozens of people.
Meanwhile, in Dnipropetrovsk, the region's governor Valentyn Reznichenko accused Russia of shelling multiple areas.
Russia has yet to make comments on the recent development. However, President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine forces aimed at an important Russian piece of Russia, referring to the attack on the Crimea bridge.
Russian officials claimed three people in a nearby car were killed when the lorry blew up the bridge.
Head of the Russian investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, accused foreign states of aiding preparations for the attack.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.