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The Russian president threatened a harsh response to further attacks after Moscow launched retaliatory attacks across Ukraine.

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia’s response to any further Ukrainian attack would be “serious”, as Moscow’s forces carry out retaliatory missile attacks through several Ukrainian cities after an explosion on the bridge connecting Crimea with Russia.

“Can’t leave [Ukrainian attacks] not answered. If the terrorist attack attempts continue, the response from Russia will be severe and proportionate to the level of threat,” Putin said Monday at the start of the Security Council televised meeting.

“There’s no doubt about it,” he said.

Putin’s remarks came after a large explosion on Saturday damaged a Important bridge in CrimeaPutin’s flagship project and an important transport link between Russia and the peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014.

In response to the attack, Putin said that Russia had carried out “a major attack with long-range, high-precision weapons … on energy facilities, military command and communications in Ukraine.”

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the series of attacks “achieved their objectives. All targets were hit. “

Putin also accused Ukraine of carrying out three attacks on the Kursk nuclear power plant in Russia, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the Ukrainian border, and of attempting to attack the TurkStream gas pipeline running from Russia to Turkey. Under the Black Sea.

‘First episode’

A total of at least 11 people were killed and 64 injured in the dawn attacks through Ukraine – the largest and most extensive since the early days of the war, the Ukrainian Emergency Service said.

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was hit by multiple Russian missiles early on Monday – the first time since late June.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the explosions hit the Shevchenko district of the capital, a large area in the city center that includes the historic old town as well as several government offices.

Several Russian missiles hit near the government compound in the iconic center of the capital, home to parliament and other major landmarks. A glass tower containing offices was significantly damaged, most of its blue windows blown out.

Residents have been seen on the street with blood stains on their clothes and hands, while several cars were also damaged or destroyed. The sirens of the air raid sounded continuously across the country.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said the attacks were only “the first episode” and that Russia’s goal must be “totally dismantle Ukraine’s political regime”.

Russia also carried out attacks on several other cities across Ukraine, specifically targeting energy infrastructure.

Power cuts were reported in several areas, including Ukraine’s second city of Kharkiv and its vicinity, plus the northeastern Sumy region, the Zhytomyr region to the north and the Khmelnytskyi region to the west.

The continued attacks on major cities also affected residential areas, sparking a significant fight in the wake of Ukraine’s successful counter-offensive in recent weeks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russian forces had launched dozens of Iranian-made missiles and drones at Ukraine.

His prime minister said 11 major infrastructure targets were hit in eight regions, leaving many parts of the country without electricity, water or heat.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said 75 missiles were fired at Ukrainian targets, of which 41 were neutralized by air defenses.

The targets were civilian areas and energy facilities in 10 cities, Zelenskyy said in a video address.

“[The Russians] He said he chose such a time and target to cause the most damage.

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