Russia sent Ukrainian civilians racing for cover with a barrage of missiles and drones, killing at least 11 people, a day after Kyiv won Western pledges of dozens of battlefield tanks to try to repel Russia's invasion.
Kids stand next to a crater left by a Russian military strike, amid attack on Ukraine, in the town of Hlevakha, outside Kyiv, Ukraine on January 26, 2023. (Image: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Russian attacks across Ukraine killed 11 people and left another 11 injured on Thursday, the country's emergency services said.
"Eleven people died, another eleven were injured," Ukrainian emergency services said on Telegram, after a massive new wave of Russian attacks targeted the pro-Western country's energy infrastructure, triggering emergency blackouts in a number of regions, news agency AFP reported.
Russia pounded Ukraine with missiles, killing at least 11 people and seriously damaging energy infrastructure in the Black Sea region of Odesa. In the capital Kyiv, at least one person was killed, and locals were forced to seek cover in metro stations https://t.co/CtjZJEyvwm pic.twitter.com/aFhzd4UiFa — Reuters (@Reuters) January 26, 2023
The attacks come a day after the US and Germany agreed to deliver tanks to Kyiv. Canada also confirmed that it will be sending four Leopard tanks to Ukrainian forces.
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While Ukraine’s top general claimed that Ukrainian air defences shot down 47 of the 55 missiles Russian forces fired at the country, the state emergency service’s spokesperson Oleksandr Khorunzhyi gave the casualty figures on national TV.
The Kyiv Independent quoted him saying that this figure represents the total number of casualties in the missile and drone attacks that happened overnight and in the morning.
Meanwhile, Russian authorities designated the independent news outlet Meduza an “undesirable organisation” on Thursday, effectively outlawing the site from operating in Russia and banning any Russian from cooperating with Meduza or its journalists, as reported by The Guardian.
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