(Reuters) – Russia launched an in a single day air assault on the southeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro, officers mentioned early on Monday, with media reporting a sequence of blasts.
It was not instantly recognized whether or not the blasts have been air defence programs destroying their targets or Russian missiles or drones hitting their targets however the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk area, of which Dnipro is the executive centre, praised defenders.
“Due to the defence forces, we withstood the assault. Particulars will are available due time,” the governor Serhiy Lysak, mentioned on his Telegram messaging app, referring to Russian forces as “terrorists”.
RBC-Ukraine information company reported that some 15 blasts have been heard in Dnipro throughout greater than 90 minutes of air raid alerts.
Reuters was not in a position to independently confirm the studies.
With a Ukrainian counteroffensive looming, Russia has resumed missile and drone strikes this month after a close to two-month lull. Waves of assaults now come a number of occasions every week, essentially the most intense of the battle.