War in Ukraine: After losing his flagship Moskva, Putin retaliates by bombing Kyiv again

Russian forces bombed the capital Kyiv and Lviv in western Ukraine on Saturday, following their threat to launch more attacks on Ukrainian towns after a Russian ship sank in the Black Sea. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Saturday during a televised conference that one person was killed and several others wounded in the strikes on the Ukrainian capital.

An explosion was heard in the early hours of the day in the Darnitsky district in the southeast of Kyiv. According to Moscow, the strike hit an armored vehicle repair plant. The mayor of Kyiv said that rescuers and paramedics were working on the site, but did not give further details.

According to the Ukrainian military, Russian warplanes took off from Belarus and also hit the Lviv region near the Polish border, where Ukrainian air defenses shot down four cruise missiles. Russia also said it had bombed a military maintenance facility in the southern city of Mykolaiv.

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Russia vowed on Friday to launch new strikes on Kyiv and said it had used cruise missiles against the Visar plant on the outskirts of Kyiv, which it said manufactures and repairs missiles.

Track these attacks Shipwreck, Thursday, of the Moskva flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The United States has become convinced that the cruiser Moskva sank after it was hit by two Ukrainian missiles, a senior US official said Friday.

“symbol of strength”

cruiser Moskva It was “Code from EnergyCapt. Sergei Gorbachev, addressing the crowd gathered in front of a monument erected in honor of the 1696 founding of the Russian Navy in Sevastopol, on Friday, April 16. The large city of Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, was the main port of the missile ship Participated in all recent Russian military campaigns, In Georgia in 2008, Syria and Ukraine.

“There will be victories, there will be tragedies, but the memory remains,” Captain Gorbachev added to a silent crowd, including former crew members. “The loss of a ship, especially the flagship, is a tragedy for tens of thousands of people who have served on board for more than 20 years,” said Georgy Pluyakov, an Orthodox priest who was taking part in the celebration.

The Ukrainian military said on Saturday that the presence of Russian warships in the Black Sea armed with missiles increases the likelihood of strikes against Ukraine’s defense industry and logistical infrastructure. She added that the Russian Navy is active in the Sea of ​​Azov, besieging the port of Mariupol.

Mariupol is still fighting

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also announced on CNN on Friday that between 2,500 and 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers have died since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine began, adding that another 10,000 have been injured. According to the commander, from 19 thousand to 20 thousand Russian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of the war. Moscow, for its part, reported last month that 1,351 Russian soldiers had been killed and 3,825 wounded.

Kyiv announced yesterday that it is fighting to try to break the siege on the city of Mariupol as the fighting is taking place around the port and the Ilyich Steel Factory.

‘Situation in Mariupol is harsh and rough. The fight is going on now. Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman Oleksandr Motozyank said that the Russian army has been constantly demanding additional forces to take control of the city, but the Russians have so far failed to fully capture it.

For the first time since the attack that began on February 24, Russia has used long range bombers Hit the coastal city in southeastern Ukraine, Oleksandr Mutozyank said. He added that the Russian forces are also focusing their efforts on capturing the towns of Robyzhny and Popasna in the east of the country.

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