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Russian missile strike on humanitarian convoy kills 25 – as Putin faces defeat in key city

A Russian missile strike hit Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine, killing 25 and injuring many more.

Officials said that the convoy was leaving Ukraine’s territory under control of Kyiv to visit family and deliver supplies in an area occupied Russia.

Moscow had formally annexed four Ukrainian regions, including Zaporizhia. There are reports that Volodymyr Zelenskyy‘s forces have been encircling the Russian stronghold Lyman in Donetsk.



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Highly stage managed referenda were held in the Ukraine areas including Donetsk. Luhansk. Kherson. After which, it was claimed that residents had overwhelmingly voted for Russia.

They were dismissed by all as “shams” of Kyiv and its Western allies.

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Ukraine: Civilians killed during a convoy

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, stated that anti-aircraft missiles Russia had repurposed in Zaporizhzhia as ground-attack weapons were fired and rained down upon people waiting in cars to cross into Russian-occupied territory. This was to bring back family members across the frontlines.

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According to the general prosecutor’s office, 25 people were killed and 50 others were injured.

Oleksandr Starukh (the governor of Ukraine in the region) posted photos online showing burnt vehicles and bodies on the road.

Nearby to two lines of vehicles, a crater was dug in the ground.

Telegram was the place where he wrote: “The occupiers attacked defenceless Ukrainians. This is yet another terrorist attack by terrorist countries.

Russian strikes were also reported elsewhere, including in Dnipro and Mykolaiv as well as the Black Sea port of Odesa.

In the attack on Dnipro high-rise buildings and buses were damaged. Valentyn Reznichenko the regional governor said that at least one person was killed and five others were wounded by Iskander rockets.

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Vitaliy Kim, regional head, stated that a Russian missile hit a high-rise building in Mykolaiv and left eight people injured.

Russian forces launched suicide drones made by Iran from the Black Sea around Odesa. Some were destroyed by air defenses, while others hit targets, according to the command of the Ukrainian air force.

Analysts warned that the Russian strikes were part of an effort to increase violence against Ukraine’s President Vladimir Putin as part of a strategy that would threaten western support.

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Moscow was ready to celebrate the incorporation of four occupied Ukrainian areas into Russia – in violation of international law – but there were reports from Western and Russian analysts that Ukrainian forces had surrounded the city Lyman in the occupied Donetsk.

Lyman, located about 100 miles southeast from Kharkiv, could be used by Kyiv as a way to push into Russian-occupied Luhansk. This would be a devastating blow for Moscow.

It is a prize that has been highly sought after by a Ukrainian counter-offensive, which has had remarkable success since its launch in August.

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