Russian missile strikes kill 6 civilians in Ukraine

A file photo of a building in Ukraine damaged due to Russian shelling.

Six civilians were killed after Russia launched a huge wave of missile strikes across Ukraine. It also knocked out electricity and forcing a nuclear power plant off the grid.

The first big volley of missile strikes since mid-February shattered the longest period of comparative calm since Moscow began a campaign to attack Ukraine’s civil infrastructure five months ago.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said infrastructure and residential buildings in 10 regions had been hit, Reuters reported.

“The occupiers can only terrorise civilians. That’s all they can do. But it won’t help them. They won’t avoid responsibility for everything they have done,” Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a statement.

Drone footage from the area, some 700 km (440 miles) from any military battlefield, showed a flattened home surrounded by badly damaged buildings.

In the capital Kyiv, residents were awakened by explosions. A seven-hour air strike alert through the night was the longest of the Russian air campaign that began in October, the report said.

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