Air raid sirens sounded throughout Ukraine early Monday, together with within the capital, Kyiv, as Russia launched missiles in attainable retaliation towards a weekend drone strike by Ukrainian forces on a gas depot in Kremlin-occupied Crimea. Native authorities urged residents to take shelter and stated air defenses are at work.
Ukrainian officers say Saturday’s assault on the depot in Sevastopol — dwelling to the Russian navy’s Black Sea Fleet — was a part of the buildup to an extended awaited counteroffensive by Kyiv’s forces to retake territory seized by Moscow. Natalia Humeniuk, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern command, told native tv Sunday that undermining Russia’s logistics helps put together for the “broad full-scale offensive that everybody expects.”
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Earlier than his demise, Tatarsky had grow to be so well-known that he acquired an invite to the Kremlin when President Vladimir Putin introduced his unlawful plans final yr to annex 4 areas in southeastern Ukraine. In a dwell stream from the September occasion, he proclaimed: “We are going to defeat everybody, we are going to kill everybody, we are going to rob everybody we have now to.”