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Russian missiles on Ukraine, cities in blackout

2022-12-29T10:51:01.238Z


Raid also on Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa. Energy infrastructures hit, cities in blackout. Meanwhile, Moscow has activated the anti-aircraft defense 500 km from the border with Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov rejects Zelensky's peace formula: 'An illusion' (ANSA)


Rain of Russian missiles on Ukraine

, explosions also reported in Kiev and in Lviv (in western Ukraine), which is far from the front line, in Kharkiv, (east), Odessa (south), Sumy (northeast ).

Energy infrastructure is also targeted, with cities experiencing power outages and water supply problems.

Anti-aircraft defense responds to raids

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Kiev reports that it has shot down 54 out of 69 Russian missiles launched on the country this morning.

After today's attack, 40 percent of Kiev residents are without electricity, the capital's mayor Vitaly Klitschko said, where explosions in several neighborhoods were reported by residents of the capital, according to Ukrainian media.

According to the mayor, the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed 15 Russian missiles over Kiev.

Russian defenses

destroyed an unidentified object in the Engels district of the Saratov region,

500 kilometers from the border with Ukraine

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The regional governor Roman Busargin declares it on his Telegram channel, as reported by the Tass.

"The air defenses were working on the territory of the Engels district. An unidentified object was destroyed. Emergency services were sent to the scene. There is no threat to the safety of the residents," said the governor.

In the past month, the Engels Air Force Base has been hit twice by drones.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov rejects Zelensky's peace formula, 'an illusion'

- Russia does not intend to talk to anyone on the basis of the "peace formula" proposed by Vladimir Zelensky, Kiev is not ready for dialogue: it has said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

"It is evident that Kiev is not ready for dialogue. Zelensky is cherishing the illusion of obtaining, with the help of the West, the withdrawal of our troops from the Russian territory of Donbass, Crimea, Zaporozhzhia and Kherson, the payment of reparations from part of Russia and international courts" and the like.

Naturally, there will be no talks under such conditions," Lavrov said.

Source: ansa

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