Russian launches 28 airstrikes in massive bombardment of Ukraine
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Ramping up its attacks on Ukraine, Russia launched 28 airstrikes in 24 hours on Monday, including the use of Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones, Newsweek reports. Monday reportedly also saw Ukrainians bombarded with a further eight Russian rocket attacks and 55 shellings.
The number of airstrikes carried out on Monday were more than double the number of Russian strikes launched a day earlier, on Sunday (13), and the day before that, Saturday (11), Newsweek said. The airstrikes targeted several areas across Ukraine, resulting in the death of two emergency workers in the western city of Khmelnytskyi.
In his nightly televised address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky commended Ukraine’s airforce but reiterated his belief that fighter planes are required to protect the country. “Our pilots, together with our anti-aircraft gunners, together with all the warriors and specialists of our Air Forces, are already doing a great job,” Zelensky affirmed.
“The day began with an attack by Iranian drones,” Zelensky said. “Three employees of the State Emergency Service in Khmelnytskyi were wounded, two were killed … that is why we need the aviation component of air defense—modern combat aircraft—to protect the entire territory of our country from Russian terror.”
“Air defense is complete only when it is backed by aviation. Modern aviation,” Zelensky attested. “We will be able to fully protect the sky when the aviation taboo in relations with our partners is lifted.”
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