Russia Unleashes Countrywide Missile Strikes on Ukraine
Oct. 10, 2022 (EIRNS)—This morning Russian forces unleashed a wave of missile attacks on Kiev, Kharkiv and numerous other cities, maybe a dozen in all. “Today, Russian Armed Forces launched a massive high-precision long-range attack at the facilities of military control, communications and energy systems of Ukraine,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said during his daily update. “The goal of the attack has been reached. All the assigned targets have been neutralized.”
The Russian targets are reported to be critical infrastructure, including water, power and internet. Widespread outages are being reported of all three. “Energy facilities throughout the country [are at risk]. Kiev region, Khmelnitsky region, Lvov and Dnepr, Vinnytsia, Frankovsk region, Zaporozhye, Sumy region, Kharkov region, Zhytormyr region, Kirovograd region, South,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on his Telegram channel this morning, reported TASS. According to numerous postings on pro-Russian Telegram channels, Russian forces are employing ground-launched, sea-launched and air-launched cruise missiles. Ukrainian media has reportedly counted at least 185 missiles hitting targets in Ukraine as of about 10 a.m. local time (07:00 UTC).
While Western media is spinning this campaign as a spasmodic response to the attack on the Crimean Bridge, it also comes in the context of the buildup for a renewed Russian military offensive in the four territories that became part of Russia, last week.
A website called “Peace vs War” carries the video of Konashenkov’s briefing, complete with maps, and English subtitles. A translation of his remarks is published on the YouTube page as well.