Russian missiles crossed into Romanian and Moldovan airspace — Ukrainian General

Valeriy Zaluzhnyi
Ukrainian General, Valeriy Zaluzhnyi

A top Ukrainian General says two Russian missiles crossed into Romanian and Moldovan airspace before entering Ukraine on Friday.

Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, commander-in-chief of Ukraine’s armed forces, said two Kaliber missiles launched from the Black Sea had entered Moldovan airspace, then flew into Romanian airspace before entering Ukraine.

The Ukrainska Pravda media outlet quoted the air force spokesperson saying separately that Ukraine could shoot down the missiles but it did not because it did not want to endanger civilians in foreign countries.

Missile attacks on Kharkiv

Officials claim that a series of Russian missile attacks have targeted the towns of Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine, and Zaporizhzhia, in the southeast.

Friday morning saw at least 17 Russian missile attacks on Zaporizhzhia in the space of an hour, according to the city’s acting mayor, Anatolii Kurtiev, who also noted that the missiles were aimed at energy infrastructure.

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Another nighttime attack assault by Russian forces resulted in the loss of power in certain areas of Kharkiv.

“The occupiers hit critical infrastructure. There were about 10 explosions,” Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synehubov said on Telegram. “In some regions, there are power cuts. Emergency services are on site.”

In hard-fought skirmishes that both sides consider some of the deadliest in the conflict, Russian soldiers have just made progress for the first time in half a year.