Russia Launches An Exceptional Air Strike On Kyiv As Europe & China Seek To Impose Influence

Russia Launches An Exceptional Air Strike On Kyiv As Europe & China Seek To Impose Influence

Ukrainian air defenses~, stopped an aggressive Russian air assault on Kyiv early on Tuesday, shooting down all 18 missiles launched at the city, according to officials, With the aid of Western-supplied weapons

The nocturnal attack, which included Russian missiles launched from the air, sea, and land in an apparent attempt to overwhelm Ukraine’s air defenses, caused loud booms to resound above Kyiv. There were no casualties reported. The bombardment took place as European leaders looked for fresh methods to punish Russia for the conflict and a Chinese ambassador tried to gain support for Beijing’s peace proposal, which so far doesn’t seem to have had much of an impact on the warring parties. It also coincided with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s welcome home from a quick trip to Europe of Ukraine’s most important wartime allies, which led to a further offer of military aid.

The attack on Kyiv last night was “exceptional in its density — the maximum number of attacking missiles in the shortest period of time,” according to Serhii Popko, the commander of the military administration in Kyiv. The suggestion from China has been cautiously accepted by Ukraine, who also stated that they would wait to see what concrete activities China takes. The government of Chinese President Xi Jinping claims to be impartial and wishes to act as a mediator in the conflict, but it has given Moscow political backing, and a breakthrough now more than 14 months after Russia’s full-scale invasion appears doubtful.

Russian authorities have started preparing for the anticipated evacuation of 3,100 employees and their families from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, according to a representative of Energoatom, Ukraine’s state nuclear company, in the region of southern Ukraine that is currently occupied by Russia and located about 500 kilometers (300 miles) from Kyiv. Before the war, the facility, which was the biggest in Europe, employed about 11,000 people; 6,000 of them are still employed there and in the nearby town of Enerhodar.

According to the representative, who spoke to The Associated Press under the condition of anonymity due to security reasons, more Russian military forces have been arriving at the location and they are continuing to mine its grounds. In order to lessen the possibility of information seeping out about Russian positions and military equipment installed inside, Russian troops have forbidden the remaining employees from talking with each other or leaving the plant, according to Energoatom in a Telegram post.

 

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