On Monday morning, Russia initiated a large-scale missile attack on several regions of Ukraine, as reported by Ukrainian military officials. The assault occurred during peak morning hours, leading to air raid alerts being announced across the entire country.
The Ukrainian Air Force issued an urgent message on the Telegram messaging app, stating "Kyiv - shelter!" and indicating that the capital was under threat from ballistic missiles. Additionally, military officials in Ukrainian cities including Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Khmelnytskyi reported that their cities were experiencing a "massive missile attack" by Russian forces.
Expanding on this information, further reports indicate that Russia's military strategy in this attack involved the use of sophisticated weaponry, including cruise and ballistic missiles.
These weapons are known for their precision and long-range capabilities, which signify a significant escalation in the conflict.