Zelensky requires extra army support after a brand new Russian missile assault on the kyiv area | EUROtoday

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Ukraine has introduced that it has shot down within the early hours of this Thursday 31 Russian missiles directed towards kyiv, the primary main assault towards the Ukrainian capital since February. Moscow vowed revenge for the Ukrainian bombings on Russian territory. According to Ukrainian sources, there have been 17 injured.

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskyhas requested Westerners to have “political will” for assist your step and has requested anti-aircraft techniques just like the Patriot from the USA.

“All missiles were shot down in the Kiev region,” the Ukrainian Air Force stated, including that among the many projectiles had been two Iskander and Kinjal ballistic missiles, in addition to 29 cruise missiles fired by strategic bombers.

According to the Ukrainian presidency, 13 civilians had been injured in varied districts of town and 4 within the kyiv area.

He russian militaryFor its half, it acknowledged that it had attacked “decision centers, logistical bases and temporary deployment points” of the Ukrainian forces and had “achieved all his goals”.

“This terror continues day and night. It is possible to end it thanks to global unity. It is possible if our partners demonstrate sufficient political will“stated Zelensky, who harassed that his nation “needs support.” The Ukrainian president revealed a video of firefighters placing out residential buildings with smoke popping out of their home windows.

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kouleba, has urged the US Congress to “save lives” by granting 60 billion {dollars} support to kyiv, blocked for months as a result of political fights between Democrats and Republicans.

European leaders are assembly this Thursday and Friday in Brussels to debate the right way to higher arm Ukraine and, on the similar time, the right way to strengthen the bloc's personal protection.

Putin's threats

It is the primary main assault towards kyiv and its environment since early February and comes after Ukraine has multiplied bombing in Russian border areas, particularly in Belgorod. In this area, a Ukrainian bombing on Thursday brought on 5 accidents.

“In the city of Belgorod, more than 30 apartments and six residential buildings were damaged in a shelling by the Ukrainian armed forces,” regional governor Viacheslav Gladkov stated on Telegram.

The particular person accountable revealed photos during which broken facades and damaged home windows may very well be seen in some housing blocks.

President Vladimir Putin stated final week, after a sequence of drone, rocket and artillery assaults by kyiv towards Russian soil that “these enemy attacks will not go unpunished.” The president promised to revive “security” within the border areas and insisted that Russia had “a plan” to realize victory towards kyiv.