Ukraine denounces “massive” strikes by more than 120 Russian missiles

Ukraine denounces “massive” strikes by more than 120 Russian missiles

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Ukraine denounces “massive” strikes by more than 120 Russian missiles Thursday morning on several cities in the country, including the capital kyiv, according to the army and the Ukrainian presidency.

“The enemy is attacking Ukraine on several fronts, with cruise missiles fired from planes and ships,” the Air Force announced on social networks .  

“More than 120 missiles were launched to destroy critical civilian infrastructure and kill civilians en masse,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhailo Podoliak tweeted, without giving any details. toll of possible victims. 

Lviv, the big city in western Ukraine, was 90% deprived of electricity on Thursday after these new Russian bombardments on Ukrainian energy infrastructure in full winter. 

“90% of the city is without electricity […] the trams and trolleybuses no longer run in the city, there could be water cuts”, indicated the mayor of Lviv, Andriï Sadovy, on the social network Telegram. 

The Kremlin had warned that there would be no New Year's truce on the ground in Ukraine.  

Russian President Vladimir Putin justifies his military offensive against Ukraine, which has lasted for more than 10 months, at the cost of heavy losses, by asserting that the West was using Ukraine as a a bridgehead to threaten Russia.