The Russian Ministry of Protection stated Thursday the barrage of missile strikes launched on Ukraine Thursday was retaliation for what the ministry known as “terrorist actions” organized by Kyiv in Russia’s Bryansk area final week.
“Excessive-precision long-range air, sea and land-based weapons, together with the Kinzhal hypersonic missile system, hit key parts of Ukraine’s army infrastructure, military-industrial advanced enterprises, in addition to power services that serve them,” the Russian Ministry of Protection confirmed in a press release.
It claimed that the goal was reached and “all assigned objects have been hit.”
“Unmanned aerial automobiles have been destroyed, the switch of reserves and railway transportation of overseas weapons was disrupted, and manufacturing services for the restore of army gear and the manufacturing of ammunition have been disabled,” the ministry stated within the assertion.
Ukrainian authorities stated Russia fired 84 missiles into a number of Ukrainian areas, together with the nation’s capital in a single day into Thursday. Not less than 11 individuals have been killed in assaults throughout the nation, together with the shelling, in response to regional authorities.
This is what occurred in Bryansk: Russian safety officers claimed a small Ukrainian armed group had crossed the Russian border final week into the southern Bryansk area. Russia’s Federal Safety Service (FSB) stated the company was finishing up operations following “armed Ukrainian nationalists who violated the state border.” Russian President Vladimir Putin described the incident as a “terrorist assault.” An area official stated two civilians have been killed.
An adviser in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s workplace, Mykhailo Podolyak, stated the alleged raid was both a Russian provocation or the work of native partisans taking a stand in opposition to the Kremlin, denying any Ukrainian involvement.
CNN can not independently confirm the Russian claims, and native media haven’t carried any photographs of the supposed incidents, any sort of confrontation or an alleged raid reported by Russian authorities.
Ukraine rejects Russia’s narrative: Kyiv responded dismissively to Moscow’s declare the in a single day assault on “peaceable cities and villages of Ukraine” was retaliatory. The Ukrainian Ministry of Protection issued a press release likening the Kremlin’s narrative to Nazi propaganda that sought to justify assaults on British civilians throughout WWII.
CNN’s Olga Voitovych, Vasco Cotovio, Nathan Hodge and Rob Picheta contributed to this submit.
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