Volodymyr Zelenskyy stood firm as he promised to make the battlefield “more difficult” for Russian troops following another day of rocket attacks on Ukraine.
After thousands of civilians were trapped in bomb shelters Monday as explosions rocked cities all across Ukraine, the president of Ukraine declared that air defense was his “number one priority”.
In attacks on Kyiv and Kharkiv (Dnipro), Lviv, Sumy and other cities, at least 14 people were injured and 14 killed.
Vladimir Putin claimed that the strikes were in retaliation to its “terrorist actions” against Russian territory. The attack on the Kerch Strait Bridge, Crimea was – but Ukraine denies this claim of “provocation”.
In his nightly address, President Zelenskyy stated that “We will do everything possible to strengthen our Armed Forces.” “We will make it more difficult for the enemy to fight on the battlefield.”
Telegram: “Now, the occupiers cannot oppose us on the battlefield already. That is why they resort to terror,” he stated.
In the meantime, Mr Zelenskyy, who delivered his nightly address from Kyiv’s streets, stated that Ukraine “cannot” be intimidated following the strikes.
He said, “Only united more. It is impossible to stop Ukraine. Terrorists can only be stopped if they are convinced more.
These strikes were made during rush hour by the Russian army. This is a common terrorist tactic. They wanted to create fear in people and make them feel more powerful. They succeeded. They were noticed by the entire world.
Joe Biden, in a phone call with the Ukrainian leader reiterated the US’ commitment to providing advanced air defense systems.
This comes just two months after the Pentagon announced that it would begin delivering the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, NASAMS (on September 27th)
Arseniy Yatsenyuk was the former Ukrainian prime minister. He said that Russia had targeted “critical infrastructure” in Monday’s strikes. Sky News reported that Ukraine expects some blackouts, which could put hospitals in “jeopardy”.
Putin claimed that the strikes were in retaliation to the Kerch Strait Bridge attack, which connects occupied Crimea with Russia.
While the Russian leader blamed the explosion on Ukrainian special forces and Kyiv did not claim responsibility,
The attack, whoever it was, is expected to further strain Russian logistics and supply lines. There are rumors that Kremlin forces may soon run out of fuel to transport their troops.
After months of Ukrainian forces using rocket attacks in an effort to destroy Russian logistics, including ammunition stores and transport networks, the strike on the bridge was finally completed.
Sir Jeremy Fleming is scheduled to give a speech in which he stated that Russia has run out of weapons to fight against Ukraine, and that the Kremlin is paying “staggering” costs for soldiers and equipment.
He will state that the Ukrainian armed forces “turn the tide” both on the battlefield and in cyberspace.
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