(RoyalPatriot.com )- One of Putin’s most ardent supporters has warned that the massive missile bombardment launched on Ukraine today is just the “first episode” of Russia’s retaliation for a bombing that destroyed the Crimea Bridge and that “there will be more.”
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said that Ukraine is a “continuous, direct, and evident” danger to Russia and urged the Kremlin to “demolish the political system of Ukraine,” which he referred to as “Nazi.”
He spoke soon after Putin launched 83 missiles against what he said were Ukraine’s energy, communications, and military networks. According to Kyiv, the missiles struck power stations and heavily populated regions in big towns, killing at least 11 people and injuring dozens more.
Putin says he ordered strikes on “military, communications, and energy infrastructure” in response to what he called “terrorist” attacks by Ukraine. At least 83 rockets were launched as part of the salvo, with half being shot down and the other half striking cities. Putin discussed future retaliation at a meeting with his security council today. Videos and images from the Ukrainian capital showed burning automobiles and corpses. Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator of Belarus, said that a “joint military task force” comprised of Russian soldiers would be stationed on his western border.
Ukraine’s defense ministry says Russia launched 81 cruise missiles, 43 of which were intercepted by air defenses. One of Kyiv’s most well-known tourist attractions was shown on security camera video engulfed in flames. Ukraine’s foreign minister: “Putin is a terrorist who speaks with rockets”. Russian missile attacks on residential complexes in Zaporizhzhia resulted in at least 19 fatalities on Thursday. One high-rise residential building was reduced to rubble and other properties damaged.
Russia is just 80 miles from Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, just feet from a nuclear facility. Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the explosion and fire on the Kerch Strait Bridge a terrorist attack. The 19-kilometer-long bridge connecting Crimea to the Russian mainland has served as one of the key supply lines for Russian soldiers since the unlawful invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. Video footage appeared to show a mysterious wave cresting beneath the structure. Despite no claim of responsibility, the incident prompted jubilant messages from Ukrainian officials.
Russia said that a truck bomb had detonated but has not assigned responsibility. Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov, the pro-Kremlin head of Russia’s Chechnya province, praised Monday’s assaults. Russian senator Alexander Baskin said that the Kremlin’s reaction will be “appropriate, aware, and perhaps asymmetric.”
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