In a harrowing turn of events, Russian forces have launched an attack on the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro, further exacerbating the ongoing conflict between the two nations. Moscow has accused Kyiv of firing two missiles at southern Russia, further escalating the already volatile situation in the region.
The Russian defense ministry reported that they successfully shot down one of the Ukrainian missiles in the city of Taganrog, located approximately 40 kilometers (about 24 miles) east of the border with Ukraine. Tragically, the missile strike resulted in 20 reported injuries, with the city's art museum being identified as the center of the impact zone.
According to the Russian defense ministry, the Ukrainian missile attack on Taganrog was labeled as a "terror attack," adding fuel to the already raging fire of accusations and counter-accusations between the two countries.
Debris from the intercepted missile fell on the city, causing panic and concern among the residents, who are now grappling with the aftermath of this destructive event. The situation has raised tensions and fears among the local population, who have been living in the shadow of the ongoing conflict.
On the other hand, Oleksiy Danilov, Ukraine's secretary of the national security and defense council, swiftly responded to the incident, placing blame on Russian air defense systems for the explosion in Taganrog.