5 cities bombed with Russian missiles, targeted the energy system

SITUATION UPDATE – According to the Ukrainian army, Russia fired 75 missiles into Ukraine during the bombing campaign that killed at least 5 people in Kiev.

On the morning of Monday, October 10, five Ukrainian cities were bombed by Russia. Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, Dnieper and Zaporozhye were targeted by missiles and drones.

At least ten people died in Ukraine as a result of massive Russian strikes

Ukrainian police said that at least ten people died and 60 people were injured. “At this point, as a result of Russian fire, ten people across the country were killed and about 60 people were injured“Ukrainian police said on Facebook and added that police officers, investigators and criminologists are gathering around.”proof of Russian atrocities“.

According to Kyiv mayor Vitaly Klitschko, 5 people died and 51 were injured in the Ukrainian capital alone. “The threat of further strikes still remains“, he added in a video on Twitter, urging the population to take shelter in case of an anti-aircraft warning.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denis Chmygal, for his part, said that on Monday morning, eleven main infrastructures were damaged in eight regions, except for the capital Kyiv. According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, the Russian military fired 83 missiles into Ukrainian territory two days after the explosion damaged the Russian bridge in Crimea, strategic infrastructure and a symbol of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia. According to the same source, 52 of these missiles were intercepted by the Ukrainian air defense system, 43 of which were cruise missiles. Vladimir Zelensky clarified that “dozens of rocketsand Iran’s Shahed drones targeted the country from North to South and East to West.

Targeted energy system

They want panic and chaos, they want to destroy the energy system“, announced the President of Ukraine in a video posted on social networks.

A temporary power outage is possible, but our faith in victory will not be brokenhe shot in a video shot outside in downtown Kyiv.The enemy wants us to be afraid and people to run away, but we can only go forward and we show it on the battlefield.he added and urged Ukrainians to stay in their shelters.

Kyiv received a heavy blow

The first explosions were heard in Kyiv at 8:15 am local time (7:15 am French time). Air raid sirens sounded before half a dozen explosions.

Cars burn after a Russian military attack, central Kyiv, Ukraine, October 10, 2022. GLEB GARANICH / REUTERS

According to the preliminary report published by the Ukrainian police on Facebook, at least 10 people were killed and 60 people were injured in the country. “They are trying to destroy us all, wipe us off the face of the earth“Vladimir Zelensky called on the population to stay in shelters on social networks.

We were sleeping when we heard the first explosion, we woke up to see and there was a second explosionKsenia Riazantseva, a 39-year-old language teacher who lives in Kiev near the two affected areas, said. “We are at war“, he continues, asking how Kyiv feels about these strikes at a time when it has been spared bombing since June.

The city has several strikes on critical infrastructuremayor Vitali Klitschko said. According to officials, the museum, university and park were also damaged. Metro services were partially suspended and stations were turned into air raid shelters. According to the mayor, traffic in the city center was also closed.

Security Council of Russia

Vladimir Putin promised to respond in case of new attacks of Ukraine against Russia: “If attempts to commit terrorist acts on our territory continue, Russia’s responses will be harsh and their scale will be commensurate with the level of threats posed.“, he warned at the opening of the televised meeting of the Russian Security Council. “No one should have the slightest doubthe warned.

The Russian president noted that Russia has started a campaign.massiveBombings were carried out in several regions of Ukraine in response to the attack on the Crimea bridge annexed by the Russians in 2014.

On Sunday, Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of organizing the explosion.terrorist actRepression was expected due to the strategic and symbolic importance of this bridge, which was inaugurated by Vladimir Putin in 2018.

Lukashenko accuses Ukraine and its allies of planning an attack on Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Monday accused Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine of planning attacks.terrorists“and one”rebellionin Belarus and announced the deployment of a military group “regionalwith Moscow.

In Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine, militants, including Belarusian radicals, are training to carry out sabotage, terrorist acts and military insurrection in the country, becoming a direct threat.he said during a meeting with security personnel.

The United States and the European Union claim to legitimize our refugees as a political force, they plan to seriously strengthen their support for destructive elements and escalate the situation on the western (Belarus) border to open a second front.“, he added according to the comments quoted by the president. According to him, as a result, Minsk and Moscow will deploy a joint military group, but he did not specify their location.

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Soon delivery of anti-aircraft defense system by Berlin to Ukraine

Germany said on Monday that the delivery of its first long-promised air defense system to Ukraine, capable of protecting an entire city, was imminent as Russia began a bombing campaign against the country. Calling Russia’s strikes in the last few hours “meanGerman Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on her Twitter page.we are doing everything to strengthen air defense of Ukraine“.

In June, Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised to supply Kiev with Iris-T systems, which he said could protect a large city from airstrikes. The first such equipment will be delivered to Ukraine.”in the coming daysGerman Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht announced that three more will be delivered next year.

Macron expresses “extreme concern” and promises to increase military aid

Emmanuel Macron”excessive anxietyDuring an emergency phone interview with his colleague Vladimir Zelensky after a series of Russian strikes.

Together with President Zelensky, he reaffirmed his full support and France’s commitment to increase support for Ukraine in terms of military equipment, including the needs expressed by Kiev.– Elisey said.

Vladimir Zelensky asked for answers from Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macrondifficultto Russia. “We discussed the strengthening of our air defense system, the need for a strong European and international response, as well as increased pressure on Russia.“The president said on Twitter. He also called an emergency meeting of the G7.

10,000 Ukrainian refugees left France to return to their country

The head of France’s Office of Immigration and Integration (Ofii) told AFP on Monday that the number of displaced Ukrainians who returned to their country after being welcomed in France is close to 10,000. ) Didier Leshy. “About 10,000 (Ukrainian IDPs) are believed to have returned by the end of September, according to asylum-seeker benefit cards.“About eight months after the start of the war in Ukraine, the general director of Ofii, who gave the first estimate of this movement, explains.

To cross-check information on this benefit offered to Ukrainian refugees, even if they are not serious asylum seekers, authorities have also observed “loss in extension of protection period“, an unprecedented regime granted to these settlers by the Europeans and renewable every six months. Since the beginning of September, Ukrainians have been urged to gradually update their documents, providing the first glimpse of the return movement.

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