Russian Air Attacks Kill Five In Northeast Ukraine

Russian air raids killed at least five people in northeast Ukraine overnight Thursday, causing additional damage to energy facilities, according to officials.

Moscow has recently increased its aerial assault of Ukraine, knocking out energy to thousands of people as it regularly targets the power grid.

Drone attacks on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, killed four people, including three rescuers reacting to an earlier hit, according to Mayor Igor Terekhov.

The rescuers slain were 52, 32, and 41 years old, according to Interior Minister Igor Klymenko, with the fourth fatality identified as a 68-year-old lady by police.

“Russia ruthlessly killed Kharkiv rescuers today. Targeted. A repeated strike while they were saving lives. “At least 12 others were injured,” he added.

Russia launched a total of 20 Iranian-designed “Shahed” drones into the northeastern region overnight, with 11 being shot down, according to Ukraine’s air force.

Moscow also targeted power facilities, killing a 47-year-old energy worker in an aerial bomb assault in the neighboring Sumy region, according to the energy ministry.

Ukrainian officials have encouraged their partners to provide more anti-aircraft defence systems, particularly sophisticated US-made Patriot systems.

US military help to Ukraine has been drying up, with a $60 billion budget plan currently stuck in Congress and frontline troops suffering catastrophic shortages.

Russia also accused Ukraine of targeting people in seized territories.

Two individuals were murdered by Ukrainian drones in the Russian-occupied section of Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, according to Moscow-installed official Andrey Alekseyenko.

According to Russian official media, Ukrainian shelling killed a guy in the eastern Donetsk region.



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