Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned from Russia after discussing his proposal to end the war. Western countries have rejected this proposal as useless.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a video on Wednesday claiming that Russia had targeted a residential building with a missile in the southeastern city of Zaporizhia. Earlier, Russia launched a drone strike early Wednesday that killed at least four people at a hostel near Kiev. The attack came hours after Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida left the Ukrainian capital. Kishida had come to show his support for Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned from Russia after discussing his proposal to end the war. Western countries have rejected this proposal as useless. The video posted by Zelensky on Telegram appears to be CCTV footage, showing a missile hitting a nine-storey residential complex. Ukrainian media shared some pictures of the attack, in which damaged buildings of the residential complex are visible. At least one person is reported to have died in this attack.
However, an official appointed by Russia claimed that the missile that hit the residential building was from Ukraine’s air defense system, which was fired to destroy a Russian missile. However, he did not present any evidence to support his claim. Russia has denied allegations of strikes targeting residential areas, although artillery and rocket attacks have affected residential buildings and infrastructure. Russian officials have blamed Ukrainian air defense systems for attacks on residential buildings in the past.
According to Russian officials, the deployment of air defense systems in residential areas puts the lives of ordinary citizens at risk. Local officials said a school and two dormitories were partially destroyed in an overnight drone strike in Rzhichiv, south of the Ukrainian capital. It is not yet clear how many people were killed in the attack. The body of a 40-year-old man was pulled from the rubble on the fifth floor of a hostel, according to regional police chief Andril Nebitov. He said that more than 20 people have been admitted to the hospital.
Ukraine’s General Staff said that Ukraine’s air force shot down 16 of the 21 drones sent by Russia. Eight of these were killed near the capital. Other drones were downed in the Khmelnitsky province. Zelensky tweeted, “More than 20 Iranian deadly drones, missiles attacked in just one night. Whenever someone in Moscow wants to hear the word peace, another order is given for such criminal attacks.
Ukraine’s Finance Ministry said on Wednesday that it has agreed a USD 15.6 billion loan package with the International Monetary Fund with the aim of strengthening the country’s financial position. Japan’s Prime Minister and chairman of the G-7 grouping, Fumio Kishida, visited Kiev on Tuesday and expressed support for Zelensky’s government at a time when his Asian rival Xi expressed his support for Putin.
Kishida traveled to Poland a day after his visit to Kiev. Kishida’s visit to Ukraine is considered very significant for the country in terms of its support for Japan in the future. “Through Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to Ukraine, Japan was able to show not only other members of the G-7 but also other countries globally its determination to protect the international community,” said Japan’s top government spokesman. Is.
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