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Two massive bombings launched by Russia against Ukraine in a single day

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Mar 25, 2024

In a single day, Russia launched two large-scale bombings against Ukrainian cities far from the front. On Monday morning, Kyiv suffered a lightning bombardment launched by the Russian Armed Forces deployed in Crimea. Several hypersonic ballistic missiles fired from the illegally annexed peninsula in 2014 by Moscow reached the capital, causing damage in three districts. The invader attacked again in the afternoon with ballistic missiles from the Black Sea, targeting the cities of Odessa and Kremenchuk as well as the province of Kirovograd, according to the Ukrainian Air Forces.

The speed at which the projectiles reached Kyiv without anti-aircraft alarms being able to warn of the danger caused panic among the citizens. This marked the third attack on Kyiv in five days and the fourth large-scale attack against multiple Ukrainian provinces. Russian and Ukrainian military analysts identified the use of Zircon missiles, one of the most innovative weapons in Russia’s arsenal, in the attacks. The Ukrainian Air Force reported intercepting two missiles in the capital, but at least five explosions were heard.

Ukraine’s deficit in anti-aircraft ammunition has been highlighted, with bursts of anti-aircraft machine guns being heard in Kyiv in an attempt to shoot down the missiles. Ukrainian officials have called for increased anti-aircraft defenses to protect their cities and save lives. Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba emphasized the need for more Patriot missiles, which are American-made, to defend against such attacks. The escalation of bombings has caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure in several Ukrainian cities, leaving many without vital services like electricity.

Russian military targets in Crimea have also come under attack, leading to retaliatory bombings by the Kremlin. The recent increase in Russian bombings may be linked to Ukraine’s offensive against Russian oil refineries using bomb drones, disrupting fuel production. The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has intensified, with both sides engaged in a deadly war that continues to impact innocent civilians. The international community must come together to stop the terror and protect lives in the region.

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