Russia attacks the Kieu region for the first time in a few weeks

Ukraine, Kyiv-Russian troops launched their first missile strike in the Kyiv region on Thursday in a few weeks, as well as the northern region of Chernihiv. Ukraine said it was revenge for confronting the Kremlin.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian officials have announced a counterattack to regain the occupied Kherson region in the southern part of the country, a territory occupied by Russian troops early in the war.

Russia attacked the Kyiv region with six missiles launched from the Black Sea, attacking troops in the village of Lutis on the outskirts of the capital, according to Ukrainian chief of staff Oleksii Fromov.

He said the attack destroyed one building, damaged two other buildings, and Ukrainian troops also shot down one of the missiles in the town of Bucha.

Kyiv Governor Oleksiy Kuleva said 15 people were injured in a Russian strike, five of whom were civilians.

Kuleba linked the attack to National Day. This is the anniversary of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s founding last year and Ukraine marking its time on Thursday.

Vyacheslav Chaus, Governor of Chernihiv, reported that Russians also launched missiles from the village of Honcharivska, Belarusian territory. The Chernihiv area has not been targeted for several weeks.

Russian troops withdrew from the Kyiv and Chernihiv areas a few months ago. The new strike is the day after Denis Pushilin, the leader of the eastern pro-Kremlin separatists, urged Russian troops to “liberate the Russian city founded by the Russian people, Kib, Chernihiv, Portava, Odesa. , Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhia, Russia. “

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Rescue teams will remove debris after a Russian missile attack on Monday in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on July 26, 2022. (Andrii Marienko / AP Photo)

According to the mayor, Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, was also exposed to barrage overnight. Officials said police officers were killed in Russian bombardment at a power plant in the Kharkiv region.

A city in the south of Mykolaiv was also fired, and one was reported injured.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops continued to fight back in the Kherson region, removing the main bridge over the Dniepuru River from mission on Wednesday.

In the Ukrainian media, Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Aresevich is in the process of liberating Kherson, and Kieu’s army isolates Russian troops and says, “If possible, withdraw or surrender. He said he plans to leave three options: “destroy.”

Oleksiy Danilov, secretary-general of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said Russians are concentrating their greatest power in the direction of Kherson, “a very large-scale movement of their troops has begun.” I warned.

British troops said Ukraine used new western-supplied long-range artillery to damage at least three of the bridges across the Dniepuru River, which Russia relies on to supply troops.

The Ukrainian presidential office said Thursday morning that Russia had bombarded cities and villages in the last 24 hours, killing at least five civilians and injuring nine in eastern Donetsk Oblast.

The fights of the last few weeks have focused on Donetsk Oblast. It has recently intensified as Russian troops appear to have emerged from the reported “suspension of operations” after occupying the neighboring province of Luhansk.

Military analysts believe that Russian troops are committed to occupying the cities of Bakumut and Sibersk in Donetsk Oblast.

Susie Blanc

Associated Press