The Kremlin said that Russia will continue to strengthen its ties with the regimes in China, Iran and Turkey.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping (SPUTNIK/)

Russia will continue to strengthen its ties with China, India, Iran and Turkeyand other countries that “value their sovereignty” and “reject Russophobia,” said the Kremlin.

“The reality is that during the last decade, in addition to the traditional interaction with partners in the Commonwealth of Independent StatesRussia has maintained strong and friendly relations with China, strengthened cooperation with India, Vietnam, Indonesia and other states of Southeast Asian”, said the adviser to the Russian Presidency, Yuri Ushakov.

In the discussion forum “Primakov Readings” he added that ties with “countries of middle EastIran, Turkey, the Arab world and the entire Muslim world in general.”

This is confirmed by the growing commercial exchange with the aforementioned states, added the Kremlin’s adviser for International Affairs, quoted by the Interfax agency.

“Of course, we will continue our efforts to consolidate the emerging positive trends in the creation of a world order based on multipolarity,” he said.

In this regard, Ushakov said that Russia plans to cooperate with countries that value their sovereignty and opt for interaction instead of “a pointless confrontation.”

Adviser to the Russian Presidency, Yuri Ushakov.
Adviser to the Russian Presidency, Yuri Ushakov. (DENIS BALIBOUSE/)

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian authorities claimed that Russia launched a “massive missile attack” across Ukraine on Mondayhitting homes and buildings, disrupting power supplies and causing civilian casualties.

The latest offensive, which the Ukrainian authorities had been anticipating for days, was a new round of punishment by Moscow in its attempt to disable power supplies and infrastructure Ukraine as winter approaches, part of a new strategy in their nine-month war.

However, the president ukrainian Volodimir Zelensky assured that the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense “shot down most of the missiles” Russians, although there were hits that caused water and electricity cuts.

“The air defense shot down most of the missiles. Power engineers have already begun restoring electricity. Our people never give up,” Zelensky said on Instagram.

The country’s electricity supplier, ukrenergolashed out at Russia for “the eighth massive missile attack by a terrorist country”, saying that their facilities had been hit, causing blackouts. He urged residents to stay in shelters while his crews tried to repair the damage.

In the capital, kyivdozens of people quickly gathered in the central metro station of Zoloti Vorota following the warnings, with many checking their phones for updates. There were no immediate signs that the city or the surrounding region had been hit.

Anti-aircraft alerts sounded throughout the country. Ukrainian media reported explosions in various parts of the country south of kyivWhat cherkasy, Krivoy Rog and the port of Odessaon the Black Sea, where the water company said power had been cut at pumping stations, leaving the city without water.

In Krivoy Rog the Russian bombardments caused one death and three wounded.

“The enemy is again attacking the territory of Ukraine with missiles!” wrote on Telegram Kyrylo Tymoshenkodeputy head of the office of the Ukrainian president.

timoshenko said two people were killed and three others were injured -including a 22-month-old boy- in the village of Novosofiyivkain the southern region of Zaporizhzhya.

(With information from EFE)

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