Moscow/Kyiv: On Thursday night, Russia launched a large-scale missile and drone attacks in central and northern Ukraine, including the Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. It marks the twelfth time this month that the capital, Kyiv and other areas have been attacked. While Russia is carrying out major attacks, Ukraine has also launched drone and missile attacks in three provinces of Russia in the last 24 hours. In the wake of these attacks and counterattacks, the former Russian President has caused a stir by saying that the conflict in Ukraine may continue for decades.
At around 10 pm on Thursday, Russia started attacking Ukraine. The Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the Dnipropetrovsk region in central Ukraine, and the Kharkiv region in the north were targeted. Six suicide Shahed drones and five cruise missiles were fired at the city of Dnipro, a leading city in Dnipropetrovsk. Attacks were carried out with the help of “S-300” and “S-400” missiles in Kharkiv province. The local authorities said the suicide drones with the missiles ‘KH-101’ and ‘KH-555’ were fired at the capital city of Kyiv.
The attack in Dnipro is said to have caused a large number of casualties. Ukraine and Western media have claimed that a medical centre was hit in the attack on the city. Attacks on civilian areas were reported in the capital city of Kyiv. However, Russia’s Defense Ministry informed that it targeted the Ukrainian Army’s weapons stockpile and logistics centres. Russian analysts and social media claim that the Russian armed forces have proved their ability to carry out extensive and long-term attacks through continuous missile and drone attacks in May.
Meanwhile, Ukraine seems to be responding to the ongoing attacks from Russia. On Monday, pro-Ukrainian groups invaded Russia’s Belgorod and launched a major attack. Ukraine has since targeted three Russian provinces in the past 24 hours. It includes Belgorod, Krasnodar Krai and Rostov Oblast. Two drone attacks in Krasnodar Krai have come to light. It is said that a building has been damaged. A missile attack was attempted in the Rostov region. Russia said that artillery guns and rockets were fired at Belgorod.
As these attacks and counterattacks continue, the former Russian President caused a stir by indicating that the conflict in Ukraine will continue for a long time. ‘The Russia-Ukraine conflict will continue for a long time. It may continue for decades,’ former President Dmitry Medvedev said. Medvedev claimed that the cycle of ceasefire and conflict would continue for some time as long as the current regime is in place in Kyiv.