Ukraine Facing New Year “Terror”
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
KYIV (Worthy News) – Ukraine faced “terror on New Year’s Eve” as Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles at targets in Ukraine on Saturday, killing at least one person in the capital Kyiv and injuring more, authorities said.
Moscow’s second major missile reported attack in three days badly damaged a hotel south of Kyiv’s center and a residential building in another district.
A Japanese journalist was among the wounded and taken to hospital, mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
The attacks came as Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted his annual New Year’s address on Saturday to rallying the Russian people behind his troops fighting in Ukraine.
He pledged victory over Ukrainian “neo-Nazis” and a West that he claimed was intent on “destroying Russia.”
Back in Ukraine, Russia attacked with barrages of missiles, causing total power blackouts and other outages for millions as the cold weather bites.
“This time, Russia’s mass missile attack is deliberately targeting residential areas, not even our energy infrastructure,” foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on the social media site
“War criminal Putin ‘celebrates’ New Year by killing people,” Kuleba said, calling for Russia to be deprived of its permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council.
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