Kiev: Russia launched a fierce airstrike targeting the capital Kiev but Ukraine’s air defense system failed it, shooting down all 18 missiles fired. The officers provided this information. In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, in the early hours of Tuesday, Russia launched a fierce attack by firing missiles from the air, sea and land. Loud explosions were heard in Kiev late on Monday during the attacks. There is no report of any casualty in the attacks yet. Western-supplied weapons helped stop the attack. The attacks came as European leaders sought new ways to punish Russia for the war and a Chinese envoy called for action on Beijing’s peace proposal.
For the eighth time this month, Russia has targeted Kiev with airstrikes. Serhiy Popko, head of the Kiev military administration, said Russia’s attack on Kiev was “extremely massive in terms of numbers”. He said that Danadan missiles were fired. These attacks were carried out during the completion of the tour of Europe by the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky. Popko said, “According to preliminary information, most of the targets of the attackers in the airspace of Kiev were detected and destroyed.” Missiles fired. Air Force spokesman Yuri Inhat said all were shot down.
Inhat told on social media that six ‘Kinjal’ aero-ballistic missiles were fired from the MiG-31K aircraft. Nine cruise missiles launched from ships in the Black Sea and three ground-based S-400 cruise missiles targeted the capital. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov praised the force’s response, tweeting “another incredible success.” Britain’s ambassador to Ukraine, Melinda Simmons, tweeted that the attacks were horrific. He wrote, “It was not easy to spend the night between the shaking walls”.
The attack comes as European leaders are due to attend a rare summit of the 46-nation Council of Europe, the continent’s main human rights body. According to China’s Foreign Ministry, former Ambassador Li Hui will also travel to Poland, France and Germany. The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping says it is neutral and wants to act as a mediator in the war.
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