“Today, Russia’s armed forces hit the Ukrainian military hard with high-precision, long-range weapons,” the defence ministry of Russia said.
In a massive missile attack on Ukrainian military, communications, and energy infrastructure on Monday, Russia’s defence ministry said it hit “all designated targets.”
Russia said that the missile attacks had accomplished their goals. This was one of the biggest coordinated Russian attacks on Ukraine since the war started. Ukraine said that the attacks that happened during rush hour in eight regions seemed to have been planned to kill people. They accused Russia of terrorism.
“Today, Russia’s armed forces hit Ukrainian military, communications, and energy targets hard with high-precision long-range weapons,” the Russian defence ministry said in its daily briefing.
“The strike has accomplished its goal. All of the set goals were reached, “it added.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin said that the attacks were a way to get back at Ukraine for what he called a “terrorist attack” on a key bridge that connects Russia to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia has taken over. He said that he would give a “harsh” answer to any more attacks like this.
The bombing of the bridge has made Ukrainian officials happy, but they have not said that they did it. Ukraine says that Russia is using tactics of terror in the war.
People in Russia who like war cheered when Russia bombed Ukraine. The governor of Crimea who was put in place by Russia said that if these kinds of strikes had happened every day, Russia would have already won its “special military operation.”
Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Chechnya region, has been very critical of Russia’s military leadership and has repeatedly asked for a more aggressive campaign. He said he was “100% satisfied” with the strikes.
In response to the attacks, Ukraine said that it wanted a “firm response” from the UN and the West.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that the attacks on the centre of Kyiv and several other Ukrainian cities showed that Russia was trying to “wipe us off the face of the earth.”