Russian Missiles Slam Into Zelensky’s Hometown

The central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih has been hit by Russian ballistic missiles, killing six and wounding seventy-five. Over 350 individuals were engaged in the rescue effort after the assault devastated floors four through nine of the apartment complex. More than 350 persons, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, participated in the rescue effort. A portion of the four-story university building was also damaged in the early assault.

There has been an increase in the frequency of Ukrainian drone assaults against Russia and Moscow-annexed territory, notably in Crimea. The most recent incident occurred a short distance from the Kremlin and caused damage to two office buildings, although Ukrainian authorities denied responsibility. After the incident, Russia increased security because it saw it as an “act of desperation.” The counteroffensive is failing, putting the Kyiv administration in a precarious position.

Putin is betting that Western backing for Kyiv will dwindle as the conflict continues and the cost of fighting rises. There were no reported deaths as another Ukrainian drone attacked a district police headquarters early on Monday in Russia’s Bryansk area, which borders Ukraine.

Moscow’s military approach in the conflict has consisted chiefly of bombarding populous areas with missiles, artillery, and drones. According to Ukraine and its allies, mass civilian casualties in prior operations are proof of war crimes. 

On Monday, Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed four people and wounded 17. Russian shelling of 12 towns and villages in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine resulted in one death and seven injuries, according to Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko.

Ukrainian authorities did not acknowledge Sunday’s drone assaults in the greater Moscow area. 

In response to the conflict in Ukraine and worries that civilian drones may be modified for military use, China imposed new limits on the sale of long-range drones.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, commander of the Russian mercenary group Wagner, has said that the organization is not looking for new members now. Wagner CEO Prigozhin announced the suspension of hiring in an audio message sent to a company-affiliated Telegram channel because there is “no shortage of personnel.”