Another Putin’s Slap to International Community 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Another Putin’s Slap to International Community 

While the world's civilised leaders were deliberating over the resolution of the war, Russia targeted Ukrainian cities

Russia does not retreat from its "traditions", and on essential days Ukraine strikes massively. On 15 November, the first day of the G20 summit, Russia launched fighter aircrafts. All missiles from planes were fired in the direction of Ukraine. In some parts of the country, the siren sounded for more than 5 hours (for example, in Kyiv). Ukrainian air defence systems shot down Russian missiles that flew from several sides: north-east, east, and south. Thus, the heads of Odesa, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kirovohrad, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Poltava, Cherkasy, Lviv, Rivne, and Dnipro regions reported the downing of some missiles. But some lethal Russian missiles were able to bypass air defence and inflict new damage.

Kyiv. Explosions were recorded in the capital of Ukraine. 4 enemy missiles were shot down. But 2 Kremlin missiles hit the centre of the city. It is reported that rockets hit residential buildings. Rescuers and doctors immediately left for the scene of the accident. The rescue operation was initiated, but the exact number of casualties was unknown. Half an hour later, the Russian army repeated missile strikes on multi-story residential complexes in Kyiv. At 5 p.m., one body was found in the rubble of one of the houses.

Rivne region. In the regional centre, the Rivne region hit the object of critical infrastructure, and some parts of the city are without electricity.

The explosions in Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Zhytomyr also caused problems with electricity. Also, in Zhytomyr, water problems were recorded. In some areas, they are entirely missing. Ukraine reacted to massive strikes.

"Russia responds to Zelenskyy's powerful speech at G20 with a new missile attack. Does anyone seriously think that the Kremlin wants peace? It wants obedience. But at the end of the day, terrorists always lose," wrote president's office manager Andrii Yermak.

On the cover of the article, you see a fragment of a Russian rocket that injured a worker of the Dnipro regional administration. Now the woman is being operated on. The photo was shared by the mayor of the city Boris Filatov.

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