Moscow gives information on the most recent missile attacks on Ukraine

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According to MOD, the most recent bombardment targeted the military command and control centers in Kyiv as well as related energy installations.

The most recent missile strikes against Ukraine on Saturday, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, struck “all designated targets.” The country’s electricity grid has been harmed on the same day in many locations, according to officials in Kyiv.

“On January 14, 2023, a missile attack was carried out on the military command and control system of Ukraine and associated energy facilities. All assigned targets have been hit. The objectives have been reached,” the military said in its statement on Sunday.

On Saturday, many attacks were reported by Ukrainian authorities and media, with Energy Minister German Galushchenko asserting that Russian missiles managed to reach numerous energy infrastructure locations all around the nation. The largest private energy company in Ukraine, DTEK, reported that two of its thermal power plants were attacked. Online videos appear to show that at least one of the facilities suffered severe damage, with the main machinery hall being completely destroyed.

According to videos posted on social media, a residential structure was severely damaged during the strikes in the city of Dnepr (formerly known as Dnepropetrovsk) in the southeast of Ukraine. According to Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, there were 73 injuries and 25 deaths of people. Moscow has been blamed by Kyiv officials, albeit they have presented conflicting explanations of what happened.

Early in October of last year, Moscow increased its attacks on Kyiv’s infrastructure, blaming Ukrainian sabotage on Russian land. The bombing of the Crimean Bridge, which Moscow attributed to the Ukrainian military intelligence service and its Western allies, was followed by the attacks. Top Ukrainian officials openly praised the act, and the postal service of the nation even issued a commemorative stamp soon after the explosion. Three people were killed by the bridge’s serious damage to one of its road sections. Ukraine, though, denied involvement.

On February 24, 2022, Russia moved soldiers into Ukraine, blaming Kyiv for failing to carry out the Minsk agreements, which were meant to end the combat in Donbas and provide Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. They were initially agreed to in 2014 and were mediated by Germany and France. Pyotr Poroshenko, the previous leader of Ukraine, has now acknowledged that Kyiv’s primary objective was to exploit the ceasefire to buy time and “build significant armed forces.”

The Donbas republics were acknowledged as separate entities by the Kremlin shortly before hostilities began, and Ukraine was forced to formally declare its neutrality and refusal to ever join any Western military alliance. Following referendums, the regions of Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk, and Lugansk were all annexed into Russia last September.

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