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Shock And Horror Across Ukraine After Russia' Current Wave Of Strikes

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At least five people were killed and scores more were injured when missiles struck the heart of the Ukrainian capital for the first time since the conflict broke out in February. Both Dnipro and Kharkiv were on the Kremlin's hit list, as were the western cities of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, which had previously been reasonably secure.

It's eerily familiar for those of us who were here in February when Russia launched its full-scale invasion. As further missile and drone assaults are predicted, we have been instructed to spend as much time as possible in the basement. This has spread shock and horror in Ukraine after Russia's current wave of strikes.

The recent blasts were in the heart of Kyiv. Not far-off thuds from the suburbs, but rather booming echoes not far from the streets and landmarks we've become familiar with over the last eight months. The Ukrainian ministry of culture issued a statement saying museums and the Philharmonic building had been attacked, although it was unclear what exactly was being targeted.

One video that went viral online showed a big crater on a playground. A second picture showed a missile hitting Mayor Vital Klitschko's glass bridge, which is a popular tourist spot and lookout point high above the Dnipro River.

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COPYRIGHT_WI: Published on https://washingtonindependent.com/ebv/ukraine-after-russia-current-wave-of-strikes/ by Rhyley Carney on 2022-10-11T05:20:52.826Z

Recent Strikes On Kyiv

Not only in Kyiv but all throughout this large nation, from Lviv in the west to Kharkiv in the east and Odesa in the south, there have been explosions nonstop for the last several hours.

That said, this is also unique. In contrast, the blasts in the heart of Kyiv Not far-off thuds from the suburbs, but rather booming echoes not far from the streets and landmarks we've become familiar with over the last eight months.

The Ukrainian ministry of culture issued a statement saying museums and the Philharmonic building had been attacked, although it was unclear what exactly was being targeted. One video that went viral online showed a big crater on a playground.

One showed a missile hitting Mayor Vitali Klitschko's glass bridge, which is a popular tourist spot and lookout point high above the Dnipro River. Olena and Valerii Badakh have a beautiful view of the Shevchenko Park playground from their flat.

It was horrifying. In an instant, there appeared a hole in our life. It was terrible.

- Olena said

I think they wanted to hit the university building and the monument to Hrushevsky. Those are important symbols for us, it was a symbolic attack. I spent my entire life here. I went to school here. Cleaned the park, sowed grass. My son, and now my grandson grew up here. There are always so many kids here.

- Valerii Badakh said

External sources claim, however, that a thermal power plant in Lviv was destroyed by the attack. Energy infrastructure throughout the nation has been under attack, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Final Words

Since two days ago, Ukrainians have been very happy about the attack on the bridge between Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, and the internet is full of videos and memes about the celebrations. Videos posted today depict shell-shocked locals, flaming rubble, and dire warnings. Even if it's inevitable, it nevertheless comes as quite a shock.

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Rhyley Carney

Rhyley Carney - Rhyley Carney is a New York Times bestselling author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content designer, and writing teacher/lecturer who has won five Bram Stoker Awards. More than a dozen countries have purchased her novels.

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