Ukraine news latest: Putin accused of killing civilians 'en masse' as fresh Russian strikes leave millions without power | The Sun

THE Kremlin launched a new barrage of missile strikes at Ukraine on Thursday, leaving millions without power as Putin's brutal invasion continued.

According to Ukraine's military, this blitz targeted multiple cities including the capital Kyiv, leaving almost half of its residents without power as over 120 missiles rained down on the country.

Reuters reports Brigadier General Oleksiy Hromov of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted the bombs were fired at "critical and energy infrastructure facilities in the eastern, central, western and southern regions."

Following these bloodthirsty strikes, Ukrainian officials accused Putin of killing civilians "en masse."

Taking to Twitter, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said: "120+ missiles over Ukraine launched by the '"evil Russian world"' to destroy critical infrastructure & kill civilians en masse."

  • Henry Moore

    Ten regions across Ukraine hit by Russia’s mass strike

    In total, ten regions in Ukraine were targeted in Russia’s wave of strikes on Thursday.

    Emergency services spokesperson, Oleksandr Khorunzhy, confirmed: “As for the massive missile strikes on Ukraine, 10 regions were hit as a result, 28 objects were damaged.

    “Eighteen of them are private residential buildings, the rest are objects of critical infrastructure.”

    Three deaths have been confirmed from the attacks.

  • Henry Moore

    In pictures: Ukrainians take shelter from Russian missiles

    Photos below show Ukrainian civilians taking shelter from Russia’s latest missile attack on Kyiv in a subway station.

    Over 120 missiles were fired into Ukraine in the bombardment.

    Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv, said three people were injured, including a 14-year-old girl.

  • Henry Moore

    Footage of the missile to hit Belarus shared on Twitter

    Belarusian state media shared footage of the alleged Ukrainian missile that hit the country on Thursday.

    A Soviet-era drone, used by both Russia and Ukraine, landed in the Kremlin-ally state, sparking fears of an escalation in Ukraine.

    Belarusian officials promptly pinned the blame on Ukraine, demanding the country’s ambassador conduct a thorough investigation into what caused it.

  • Henry Moore

    All missiles fired at Kyiv on Thursday were shot down, Ukrainian MoD claims

    Taking to Twitter, the Ukrainian ministry of defence shared a striking image of smoke rising above the city’s Motherland Monument.

    In the tweet, the MoD confirmed all 16 of the missiles launched at the city were shot down.

    The MoD added: “This is a real photo and it is a symbol of the real resistance of the Ukrainian people to russian occupiers.

    “So it was and always will be. Until the Victory!”

  • Henry Moore

    Putin claims his aim in Ukraine is to ‘unite the Russian people’

    Putin has claimed his brutal war in Ukraine is aiming to “unite the Russian people”.

    The dictator referenced the idea of “historical Russia” which claims all Ukrainians are actually Russian, as he attempted to justify his brutal invasion.

    Al Jazeera reports he said he was acting “in the right direction … protecting our national interests, the interests of our citizens, of our people.”

  • Henry Moore

    Three confirmed dead in Thursday's mass strike

    Three people were killed in Thursday's mass missile strike, reports the Kyiv Independent.

    Russia launched more than 100 strikes on Ukraine and while many of them were shot down several cities were still damaged.

    According to reports, these attacks left at least three people dead, with seven others injured.

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine’s ambassador summoned to Belarus

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Belarus has been summoned following reports of a missile landing in the Russian-allied state.

    Reports emerged on Thursday that a Ukrainian missile had landed in Belarus, however, its exact origins are yet to be determined.

    The Belarusian foreign ministry said: “We have demanded that Ukraine carry out a thorough investigation into all the circumstances of the missile launch, bring those responsible to justice and take comprehensive measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

    “Which could lead to catastrophic consequences for everyone.”

  • Henry Moore

    Russia calls on the west to have nuclear ‘restraint’ as tensions rise

    A top Russian official has called on the west to “exercise maximum restraint” when it comes to the use of nuclear weapons.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the demand, despite Putin making a series of nuclear threats since Russia’s invasion began.

    He said: “We continue to call on the West to exercise maximum restraint in this extremely sensitive area. In order to minimize nuclear risks, it is important in practice to remain committed to the postulate of the inadmissibility of nuclear war, confirmed by the countries of the nuclear ‘five’ in a joint statement dated January 3, 2022.

    “In accordance with the logic set out in the document any military confrontation between the nuclear powers must be prevented, as it is fraught with catastrophe.

    “In particular, it emphasizes that Russia stands for the formation of a renewed, more stable architecture of international security based on ensuring predictability and global strategic stability, as well as observing the principles of equality, indivisible security and mutual consideration of the interests of the parties.”

  • Henry Moore

    UK confirms over £2 billion in new aid for Ukraine

    The British defence minister has confirmed a new wave of aid will be sent to Ukraine in 2023.

    Ben Wallace said today the UK will send £2.3 billion to the under-siege nation in the coming year, as Ukraine continues to fight off Putin’s invasion.

    “Another £2.3 billion worth of support next year, and in that we make sure they have the weapon systems they need, the UK will go and help them buy it from elsewhere around the world,” he said.

  • Henry Moore

    Kyiv residents confident of Ukrainian victory despite new wave of attacks

    Residents of Ukraine’s capital city remained defiant in the face of Russia’s latest attacks.

    Speaking to CNN, Anna Kovalchuk, who lives in Kyiv, said she is sure Ukraine will be victorious in winning back its freedom.

    She said: “I formulated my attitude to what is happening in the first days of a full-scale war, and since then it has not changed — Ukraine will win, and Russia will lose.”

    Ms Kovalchuk added she is worried about the power cuts ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    “I’m more worried that most likely the will be no electricity on New Year’s Eve and the holiday will have to be spent in the dark,” she added.

    “But I began to prepare myself for such a scenario in advance, stocked up on garlands, power banks, so the blackout would upset us, but not stop us.” 

  • Henry Moore

    Ten regions across Ukraine hit by Russia's mass strike

    In total, ten regions in Ukraine were targeted in Russia's wave of strikes today.

    Emergency services spokesperson, Oleksandr Khorunzhy, confirmed: "As for the massive missile strikes on Ukraine, 10 regions were hit as a result, 28 objects were damaged.

    "Eighteen of them are private residential buildings, the rest are objects of critical infrastructure."

    Two deaths have been confirmed from today's attacks.

  • Henry Moore

    In pictures: Ukrainians take shelter from Russian missiles

    Photos below show Ukrainian civilians taking shelter from Russia’s latest missile attack on Kyiv in a subway station.

    Over 120 missiles were fired into Ukraine in the bombardment.

    Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv, said three people were injured, including a 14-year-old girl.

  • Henry Moore

    Footage of the missile to hit Belarus shared on Twitter

    Belarusian state media shared footage of the alleged Ukrainian missile that hit the country today.

    A soviet-era drone, used by both Russia and Ukraine, landed in the Kremlin-ally state, sparking fears of an escalation in Ukraine.

    Belarusian officials promptly pinned the blame on Ukraine demanding the country's ambassador conducts a thorough investigation into what caused it.

  • Henry Moore

    All missiles fired at Kyiv were shot down, Ukrainian MoD claims

    Taking to Twitter, the Ukrainian ministry of defence shared a striking image of smoke rising above the city's Motherland Monument.

    In the tweet, the MoD confirmed all 16 of the missiles launched at the city were shot down.

    The MoD added: "This is a real photo and it is a symbol of the real resistance of the Ukrainian people to russian occupiers.

    "So it was and always will be. Until the Victory!"

  • Henry Moore

    Putin claims his aim in Ukraine is to ‘unite the Russian people’

    Putin has claimed his brutal war in Ukraine is aiming to “unite the Russian people”.

    The dictator referenced the idea of “historical Russia” which claims all Ukrainians are actually Russian, as he attempted to justify his brutal invasion.

    Al Jazeera reports he said he was acting “in the right direction … protecting our national interests, the interests of our citizens, of our people.”

  • Henry Moore

    Two confirmed dead in today's mass strike

    Two people were killed in today's mass missile strike, reports the Kyiv Independent.

    Russia launched more than 100 strikes on Ukraine today and while many of them were shot down several cities were still damaged.

    According to reports, these attacks left at least two people dead, with seven others injured.

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine's ambassador summoned to Belarus

    Ukraine's ambassador to Belarus has been summoned following reports of a missile landing in the Russian-allied state.

    Reports emerged on Thursday that a Ukrainian missile had landed in Belarus, however, its exact origins are yet to be determined.

    The Belarusian foreign ministry said: "We have demanded that Ukraine carry out a thorough investigation into all the circumstances of the missile launch, bring those responsible to justice and take comprehensive measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

    "Which could lead to catastrophic consequences for everyone."

  • Henry Moore

    Russia calls on the west to have nuclear 'restraint' as tensions rise

    A top Russian official has called on the west to "exercise maximum restraint" when it comes to the use of nuclear weapons.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the demand, despite Putin making a series of nuclear threats since Russia's invasion began.

    He said: "We continue to call on the West to exercise maximum restraint in this extremely sensitive area. In order to minimize nuclear risks, it is important in practice to remain committed to the postulate of the inadmissibility of nuclear war, confirmed by the countries of the nuclear ‘five’ in a joint statement dated January 3, 2022.

    “In accordance with the logic set out in the document any military confrontation between the nuclear powers must be prevented, as it is fraught with catastrophe.

    "In particular, it emphasizes that Russia stands for the formation of a renewed, more stable architecture of international security based on ensuring predictability and global strategic stability, as well as observing the principles of equality, indivisible security and mutual consideration of the interests of the parties."

  • Henry Moore

    UK confirms over £2 billion in new aid for Ukraine

    The British defence minister has confirmed a new wave of aid will be sent to Ukraine in 2023.

    Ben Wallace said today the UK will send £2.3 billion to the under-siege nation in the coming year, as Ukraine continues to fight off Putin's invasion.

    “Another £2.3 billion worth of support next year, and in that we make sure they have the weapon systems they need, the UK will go and help them buy it from elsewhere around the world,” he said.

  • Henry Moore

    Kyiv residents confident of Ukrainian victory despite new wave of attacks

    Residents of Ukraine's capital city remained defiant in the face of Russia's latest attacks.

    Speaking to CNN, Anna Kovalchuk, who lives in Kyiv, said she is sure Ukraine will be victorious in winning back its freedom.

    She said: “I formulated my attitude to what is happening in the first days of a full-scale war, and since then it has not changed — Ukraine will win, and Russia will lose.”

    Ms Kovalchuk added she is worried about the power cuts ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations.

    “I'm more worried that most likely the will be no electricity on New Year's Eve and the holiday will have to be spent in the dark," she added.

    "But I began to prepare myself for such a scenario in advance, stocked up on garlands, power banks, so the blackout would upset us, but not stop us." 

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine's airforce shares clip of Russian missiles being shot down

    Taking to Twitter, the Ukrainian airforce shared a video of Russian missiles being shot from the sky.

    Putin launched a massive wave of strikes at the under-siege nation today, targeting civilian infrastructure in a number of cities.

    Despite the bombardment, most missiles were shot down using the equipment seen below.

  • Henry Moore

    Today marked one of Russia's 'most massive' missile strikes

    According to Ukraine's minister of defence, Oleksii Reznikov, today's Russian blitz marked one of the largest since Putin's invasion began.

    Taking to Twitter, Mr Reznikov said: "One of the most massive missile attacks…Thank you to @KpsZSU (Ukraine's airforce) for your work today.

    "The downing of 54 missiles saved the lives of dozens of people & protected key parts of our economic infrastructure Every day of military success brings our victory closer.

    "Glory to #UAarmy

    "Glory to Ukraine."

  • Henry Moore

    More images of Kyiv following today's Russian strikes

    Putin launched over 100 missiles at Ukraine on Thursday, with many targeting the capital of Kyiv.

    The attacks hit civilian infrastructure, including housing and medical facilities.

    Fleeing the strikes, Ukrainians took shelter in the city's metro system.

  • Henry Moore

    Putin confirms new submarines to be built

    Vladimir Putin has confirmed the Kremlin plans to build four new submarines, as Russia looks to expand its nuclear capabilities.

    “And I would like to note that within the framework of the current state armament program, four more such submarines will be built, which will ensure Russia’s security for decades to come”, the Russian dictator said.

    These new submarines would “significantly increase the capabilities” of the country's nuclear naval forces, Putin added.

  • Henry Moore

    Two people left dead after Russian strikes on Wednesday

    According to a member of the Ukrainian presidential office, two people were killed in Russian strikes on Wednesday, with a further 12 injured.

    On Telegram, Kyrylo Tymoshenko wrote: “Victims among the civilian population as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation for 12.28.2022 (as of 09:00 on 12.29.2022).

    “Zaporizhzhia region – one dead. Kharkiv region – three wounded (including two by mines). Kherson region – one dead, nine wounded, according to regional military administrations.”

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