Russian Tu-22M3 Strategic Bomber Dropped 16 Precision Missiles on Kharkiv: Ukrainian MoD

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Russian strategic bomber Tu-22M3 has fired 16 precision missiles at targets in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv destroying civilian targets, claimed Ukraine’s defense ministry.

The attack on Ukrainian city took place on February 28. The bomber reportedly rained air-to-surface missiles on Kharkiv without even crossing the border.

“High-rise buildings, schools, kindergartens and other infrastructure of the city were destroyed. According to preliminary data, dozens of Kharkiv residents were killed in the airstrikes, including children,” an official Ukrainian statement said. The military added that it has become “extremely difficult for the Air Force to cover the skies in this region, as part of the country’s air defense system was destroyed by ballistic and cruise missiles.”

This was not confirmed by the Russian side which in turn claimed total control over the city of control over Kherson, located strategically on the right bank of the Dnieper river, near its confluence with the Dnieper estuary of the Black Sea, the largest sea and river port on the Dnieper.

“Russian units of the Armed Forces have taken full control of the regional center of Kherson,” Major General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said on Wednesday.

“Civil infrastructure, life support facilities for the population and urban transport operate on a daily basis,” he said. “The city does not experience shortages in food and essential goods. Negotiations are ongoing between the Russian command, the administration of the city and the region to address issues of maintaining the functioning of social infrastructure facilities, ensuring law and order and security of the population.”

Russia claims it has also taken full control of Melitopol, Berdyansk and Energodar cities. It announced on March 1 that the exit of units of the Ukrainian armed forces to the Sea of ​​Azov was blocked.

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said today that if a third World War happened, it would involve nuclear weapons and it would be destructive.