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Response To Ukrainian Strikes Will Be “Severe”: Vladimir Putin

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was hit by a number of Russian strikes early on Monday. (File)


President Vladimir Putin stated Monday that Russia’s response to any additional Ukrainian assaults could be “extreme”, after Moscow’s forces carried out retaliatory missile strikes throughout Ukraine.

“It was not attainable to go away (Ukrainian assaults) unanswered. If makes an attempt at terrorist assaults proceed, the response from Russia will probably be extreme and correspond to the extent of risk,” Putin stated firstly of a televised assembly of his safety council.

“Let there be little question about it,” Putin stated.

His remarks come after an enormous blast on Saturday broken a key bridge in Crimea, Putin’s flagship challenge and an important transport hyperlink between Russia and the peninsula Moscow annexed in 2014.

In response to the assault, Putin stated Russia carried out “a large strike with high-precision, long-range weapons… on vitality, navy command and communications services in Ukraine”.

Russia’s defence ministry stated in an announcement that the sequence of strikes it fired “have achieved their goals. All targets have been hit”.

Putin additionally accused Ukraine of launching three assaults on the Kursk nuclear energy plant in Russia, about 85 kilometres (53 miles) from the Ukrainian border and of trying to hit the TurkStream gasoline pipeline working from Russia to Turkey beneath the Black Sea.

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv was hit by a number of Russian strikes early on Monday — the primary since late June, AFP journalists witnessed.

Russia’s former president Dmitry Medvedev stated the strikes have been solely the “first episode” and that Russia’s aim ought to be “the entire dismantling of Ukraine’s political regime”.

Russia additionally launched assaults on a number of different cities throughout Ukraine, notably concentrating on vitality infrastructure.

Electrical energy cuts have been reported in a number of areas, together with Ukraine’s second metropolis Kharkiv and its surrounding area, plus the northeastern Sumy area, Zhytomyr area within the north and Khmelnitskyi area within the west.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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