Russia to intensify attacks on Kyiv, has hit military plant outside Ukrainian capital: Ministry

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Russian defense ministry on Friday warned that Russia will intensify attacks on Kyiv in response to strikes on Russian soil. The statement has come after the Russian allegation that Ukraine targeted Russian border towns.

“The number and scale of missile strikes against targets in Kyiv will increase in response to any terrorist attacks or sabotage committed by the Kyiv nationalist regime on Russian territory,” the ministry said in a statement.

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The defense ministry added that Russia has hit a ‘military’ plant outside Kyiv using Kalibr sea-based long-range missiles. As per the ministry, the attack was carried out late on Thursday.

In addition to this, the ministry also said that it has killed up to 30 Polish mercenaries fighting for Ukrainian forces in the war-torn country’s northeastern region of Kharkiv.

The Russian defense ministry said its strategic rocket forces “eliminated up to 30 Polish mercenaries” in a strike on the village of Izyumskoe, not far from the city of Kharkiv.

Russian defense ministry’s assertions about Kyiv came on the same day it admitted loss of Moskva, the flagship of the country’s Black Sea Fleet. As per reports in Russian media, the defense ministry confirmed that the ship had indeed sunk.

Ukraine has claimed that the warship sank after a rocket attack. But the Russian camp has maintained that fire on Moskva erupted after ammunition on board caught fire.


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