Russian strike on Lviv in Ukraine hits power supply; Zelenskyy will ask the G7 for air defense weapons

The wide avenues of the capital Kyiv were largely deserted after air raid sirens sounded in the early morning rush hour – the same time Russian missiles struck the day before. The inhabitants again hid at the bottom of the underground metro, where the trains were still running.

Viktoriya Moshkivski, 35, her husband and their two sons were among hundreds of people waiting for the green light at Zolotye Vorota station, one of the deepest, near the city center park where a missile blasted a crater next to a Monday playground.

“We live across the street, and they were scared of the mermaid. So, we brought them here,” Moshkiviski said as his sons, Timur, 5, and Rinat, 3, were sitting next to him on a bed. bag, the youngest playing with a King Kong figurine.

Putin “thinks that if he scares people, he can ask for concessions, but he doesn’t scare us,” she said. “He pisses us off.”

MORE STRIKES

Ukrainian officials reported more strikes on Tuesday, including one on the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia that killed at least one person, although there did not appear to be a repeat of nationwide attacks. of Monday.

Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine’s sixth-largest city, remained under Ukrainian control throughout the war, although Russia occupied most of the surrounding province, among four partially occupied regions that Moscow claims to have annexed this month .

Apartment buildings have been struck overnight at least three times in the past week, killing civilians as they slept. Moscow has denied intentionally targeting them.

In an overnight video address from the scene of one of the attacks in Kyiv, Zelensky promised that Ukraine would continue to fight.

“We will do everything to strengthen our armed forces. We will make the battlefield more painful for the enemy.”

As many as 301 settlements in Kyiv, Lviv, Sumy, Ternopil and Khmelnytsky regions remained without power on Tuesday morning.

Faced with power outages, Ukraine halted its power exports to neighboring Moldova and the European Union, at a time when the continent is already facing a spike in electricity prices that has fueled the inflation and hampered industrial activity.

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