RAccording to military information from Kyiv, Russia is again covering Ukraine with large rocket attacks. Air alerts went off across the country on Thursday morning. Several heavy explosions could also be heard in the center of the capital Kyiv, as a reporter from the German Press Agency reported on site. According to reports, the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense was deployed to repel the attacks. It was initially unclear whether there were rocket hits. The detonations are also mainly when the Russian missiles or drones are shot down.
There have been reports of missile strikes and explosions from authorities in several parts of Ukraine to the south and west. Since October, Russia has repeatedly attacked the Ukrainian energy infrastructure at intervals of a few days. There were dozens of rockets each. Some hit their targets, causing millions of people across the country to experience power outages during the winter.
The new wave was expected before the end of the year. There had already been drone attacks during the night. The Ukrainian military said in the morning that after the night drone strikes, the enemy is now attacking from different directions with missiles launched by air bombers and warships. There is a “high level of activity” by the occupiers, it said. The authorities urged people to urgently seek shelter in bunkers.
Zelenskyj appeal to humanity
“No matter what happens and what’s on your mind, support each other, absolutely,” Selenskyj asked in his daily video speech on Wednesday evening. “Please take the time to say kind words to those close to you.” He called on Ukrainians to help each other in times of need. “If you know that someone is expecting a son or daughter from the war, please pay attention: say hello, listen, help,” said the Ukrainian leader. “Hug your family more often.” Kind words to colleagues or friends are also appropriate. It is also important not to lose contact with friends and family.
At the end of his speech, Zelenskyj got a bit political: “Protect Ukraine, respect each other and do everything to help our soldiers.”
Russia’s foreign minister expects supplies to Kyiv to be disrupted
According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the supply routes for weapons and ammunition for the Ukrainian army from abroad will soon be interrupted. “We are observing that Ukraine is getting more and better Western weapons,” Lavrov said on Russian television. Therefore, there are demands among military experts to interrupt these delivery routes. “Railway lines, bridges and tunnels” are being considered, said Lavrov. “I assume they’re making professional decisions about how to make those deliveries more difficult or, ideally, stop them altogether.”