Six people were killed and at least 60 others were injured in a barrage of Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian cities on Tuesday morning.
Following nationwide air raid alerts, explosions were reported in the Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Sumy regions. Five people were reportedly killed and at least 46 were injured in Ukraine’s second city Kharkiv, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office reported.
Photo: Kharkiv region Prosecutor’s Office
Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhnyi said that Russian forces had launched a total of 41 missiles, 21 of which had been intercepted by Ukrainian air defence systems, while others simply “did not reach their targets”.
The Kremlin has denied that recent Russian strikes on Kyiv and Kharkiv were in response to the Ukrainian missile attack on the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk that killed 25 people on Sunday.
“Our military does not target social facilities, residential buildings or civilian populations,” said Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. “This is the fundamental difference between our military and the Ukrainian military.”