Zelensky denounced that the Kharkiv region has suffered more than 40 Russian bombardments so far this year

Zelensky denounced that the Kharkiv region has suffered more than 40 Russian bombardments so far this year. (AP) (Vadim Ghirda/)

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, assured this Saturday that so far this year the region of Kharkiv (north) has suffered more 40 Russian missile attacks.

“Just since the beginning of this year, in less than two and a half months, more than forty enemy missiles have already hit Kharkiv”, indicated the president in an evening speech.

According to Zelensky, the evil state of Russia uses a variety of weapons such as: missiles and artillery, drones and mortars, with the aim of destroying life and leaving nothing human behind.

“Ruins, rubble, blast holes, they are a daily self-portrait of Russia where normal life reigns,” Zelensky said.

In his speech broadcast on the networks, Zelensky added that the Russian bombings killed three people in Kherson (South) “who simply went to a store to buy groceries”.

In Zelensky’s opinion, Russia has become “synonymous with terror” and “it will be an example of defeat and just punishment.”

The punishment the Kremlin can’t stop”, he sentenced.

The authorities of Ukraine denounced this Saturday a new wave of attacks with missiles in the region of Zaporizhzhya. According to officials from the local Military Administration on their Telegram channel, the offensives reached “critical infrastructure”which constitutes a war crime.

Ukraine denounced a new wave of missile attacks in the Zaporizhzhia region.  (Reuters)
Ukraine denounced a new wave of missile attacks in the Zaporizhzhia region. (REUTERS) (STRINGER /)

In this “vital facility” in the center of the region “live hundreds of thousands of civiliansmany of whom have had to leave their homes and flee the Russian occupation”, the Administration added, adding that “the appropriate means of response have already been mobilized”.

For his part, the mayor of the city, Anatoly Kurtevconfirmed that “today, in broad daylight, the enemy has again attacked Zaporizhzhia”leaving a fire after the impact of one of the missiles and the news agency UNIAN confirmed two more explosions caused by projectiles from Tomak.

Zaporizhzhia is located in eastern Ukraine, an area that is under the control of Zelensky’s forces, while the nuclear power station that bears his same name is occupied by Moscow almost from the beginning of the war.

Last Thursday, Russia launched a new offensive in this region, which involves brutal and repeated bombardments. Since then, missile impacts have already been recorded in kyiv, Nikolaev, Kharkiv, Odessa, Yitomir, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnitsky, Ternopil and Lviv.

These attacks, launched during the early hours of the morning, when most people were asleep, left at least six civilians killed and much of the country Without eleectricity.

Russia employed Kinzhal-type hypersonic missiles for these operations, considered one of your most valuable weaponssince they are able to reach almost anywhere in the world -its range is more than 2,000 kilometers- and they a speed between five and ten times greater than that of sound.

Kinzhal is another of the modern Russian hypersonic weapons that Vladimir Putin has bragged about (DEF File)
Russia used hypersonic missiles of the Kinzhal type. (DEF file)

Kinzhals are launched from trucks on the ground and can maneuver very quickly, making it difficult to intercept. Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, admitted that “they have no weapons capable of taking down the Kinzhals”.

In this sense, in the last few hours, the Russian Defense Minister, Oleksi Reznikov, accounted for 820 cruise missiles that your country has already launched against the occupied territory, from October 2022.

The use of these weapons by Moscow, just over a year after the war, could be due to a number of reasons. Some specialists suggest that the Kremlin would be running out of the weapons that he usually used in his attacksfor which he would have been forced to use these most precious while, other sources, estimate that it is due to the desperate need to get a win.

(With information from EFE and Europa Press and Reuters)

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