On Friday night, according to the authorities, cruise missiles launched by Russian strategic bombers hit Dnipro, a city on the Dnieper River in eastern Ukraine, southeast of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. The attack on Dnipro killed at least three and injured fifteen, as air strike alarms went off all over the country. The strike came a day after a Moscow missile attack took the lives of about twenty-three people and injured over two hundred in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia on the Southern Bug River in west-central Ukraine.
Putin’s military strategy plan has been concentrating on the southeastern Ukrainian region of the Donbass, but the Armed Forces of Russia also have been assaulting other regions of the former Soviet state in a constant push to seize the area from Kyiv and weaken the military resistance of Ukrainian leaders, military forces and civilians as the brutal war enter 145th day.
According to the Ukrainian Air Force, several Kh-101, a stealthy air-launched cruise missile fired from the Tupolev Tu-95, a large, 4-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber, and missile platform, over the Khazar Sea struck a factory around 10:00 PM in Dnipro city. Ukraine’s Air Force added that four of the incoming Russian missiles were intercepted.
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According to the media reports, Valentyn Reznichenko, Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, said that the missile struck the factory and nearby avenues, taking three lives and injuring fifteen. Moreover, Air attacks were reported in Kremenchuk, an industrial city in central Ukraine on the banks of the Dnipro River. Mr. Zelenskyy advised his people to consider civil defense sirens and find a safe place.
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