December 9, 2022
Zelensky says Russia wants to create panic and chaos in Ukraine |  Ukraine and Russia

Zelensky says Russia wants to create panic and chaos in Ukraine | Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that Russia had deliberately insisted Attacks on Ukraine To cause panic among Ukrainians and target the country’s energy infrastructure.

“They want panic and chaos, and they want to destroy our energy system,” Zelensky said in a video in Kyiv.

“The second target is people. This moment and those targets were specially chosen to do as much damage as possible.”

The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was again a target of Russian attacks on Monday. The government confirmed the occurrence of several explosions that left dead and wounded.

An aide to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said eight people were killed in the attack on the Shevchenkivsky district in central Ukraine. And 24 others were wounded. But the police reported different numbers: five dead and 12 wounded.

Pictures showed street collisions, burning cars, killing civilians and thick smoke in the Ukrainian city.

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, said on Telegram that the explosions occurred from “the heart of the city” and that the targets were the city’s infrastructure. He called on citizens to stay in shelters and avoid the central region of the capital.

According to the Ukrainian government, at least 75 missiles exploded in Ukraine on Monday.

According to the government, Ukrainians were already preparing for the possibility of Vladimir Putin’s retaliation, after an explosion destroyed the bridge linking Russia with Crimea on Saturday (8), cutting off a major Russian supply route. Sirens alerted air strikes across the country.

Civilians crowded into the Vystavkovyi Tsentr metro station in central Kyiv. The spread of a strong smell of gas.

This is the first attack on the Ukrainian capital after months of fighting.

Kyiv was heavily bombed at the start of the war but was relatively calm for months until Monday’s attacks. Russia abandoned the advance on Kyiv due to strong Ukrainian resistance, fueled by Western weapons.

Since then, Moscow and its representatives have focused on the south of the country and the Donbass region, an eastern region consisting of Luhansk and Donetsk.

Ukrainian news agency Uniam also reported that several missiles hit Dnipro, a major industrial center in the capital region. The agency also reported attacks on Zhytomyr, Ternopil, Khmelnitsky and Lviv.

Ukrainian officials said that a Russian missile attack in the city of Zaporizhia, Sunday, hit an apartment building and several private homes, killing at least 13 people and wounding 60 others.