Kyiv, other cities under Russian attack in apparent retaliation for Kerch bridge blast –


Residents of Kyiv woke as much as the sound of loud explosions within the metropolis centre on Monday (10 October). That is the primary time since June that the Ukrainian capital comes beneath assault, in what seems like a retaliation for the assault on the Kerch bridge in Crimea on Saturday.

Explosions in what seems to be missile assaults shook the Ukrainian capital and different cities on Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of a terrorist assault on a bridge linking Russia and Crimea, sparking requires reprisals from prime officers in Moscow.

Thick smoke rose from central Kyiv after town was rocked by a number of loud blasts, witnesses stated. It was not instantly clear what triggered the explosions and there have been no rapid reviews of casualties.

Reporting reside from Kyiv, a BBC journalist needed to duck as a loud explosion was heard close by.

Explosions had been reported additionally within the cities of Dnipro, Zhitomir, Zaporizhia, Mikolaiv, Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Ternopil.

Putin stated on Sunday that the blast a day earlier on the bridge over the Kerch Strait, a significant provide route for Moscow’s forces in southern Ukraine, was “an act of terrorism geared toward destroying critically essential civilian infrastructure”.

“This was devised, carried out and ordered by the Ukrainian particular providers,” he stated in a video on the Kremlin’s Telegram channel.

Ukraine has not claimed accountability for the blast however senior Russian officers demanded a swift response from the Kremlin forward of a gathering of Putin’s safety council on Monday.

Safety Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev stated forward of the assembly that Russia ought to kill the “terrorists” liable for the assault.

“Russia can solely reply to this crime by instantly killing terrorists, as is the customized elsewhere on the planet. That is what Russian residents count on,” he was quoted as saying by state information company Tass.

The Kerch bridge is an important artery for the port of Sevastopol, the place the Russian Black Sea fleet relies, and an imposing image of Russia’s 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

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