More than three dozen people have been killed since Russia intensified strikes against civilian areas on Monday, according to Ukrainian officials.
Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s capital on Monday came after months in which the fighting had shifted to other parts of the country.
Less than a day after an explosion damaged Moscow’s bridge to Crimea, Russian missiles again hit residential areas of Zaporizhzhia, local officials said.
The move highlights Russia’s growing reliance on the so-called kamikaze drones, which blow up on impact, Ukrainian officials said.
The Russian missile caused power outages far from the front lines as Moscow increasingly targets Ukraine’s infrastructure.
Ukraine has been pushing a counteroffensive in the Kherson region, but Russia had been preparing for weeks and there was no indication of a mass withdrawal.
Kyiv is seeking to disrupt Russian supply lines and isolate its forces, in what military analysts say could be the start of a broad counteroffensive.
At least 22 people were killed in a missile strike on a rail station in eastern Ukraine, officials said. Celebrating the country’s Independence Day, Ukrainian leaders urged resolve.
A new strategy of attacks on logistical targets in Russian-held territory is having an impact, analysts say, symbolically as well as militarily.
ODESA, Ukraine — Russian warships patrol Crimea’s coasts and Russian warplanes fly from its territory, transformed by eight years of occupation into a fortress. President Vladimir V. Putin has called Crimea a “sacred place,” Russia’s “holy land,” and one of his top advisers has warned that if the peninsula were attacked, Ukraine would face “Judgment […]