10 Oct 2022

Ukraine war: Putin launches revenge attack on Ukrainian cities

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Ukraine hadn’t seen attacks like this since the early days of the war.

President Putin described his wave of missiles as a “targeted attack” on Ukrainian infrastructure, but President Zelenskyy said it was a deliberate attempt to kill civilians.

The UN condemned what they called “an unacceptable escalation”.

It began this morning, as people headed out to work and school.

From Lviv in the west of Ukraine, Mykolaiv in the south, and Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Kharkiv in the East – energy, military and communications facilities were hit, as well as multiple blasts across central Kyiv.

By the time the air raid alerts fell silent, at least 11 cities had reported strikes

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