War in Europe: Putin’s Army Resumes Relentless Push

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As Moscow pushed to increase its gains in the country’s southeast, Russian missiles on Sunday struck industrial plants at a key city in southern Ukraine.

Oleksandr Senkevych, as Mykolaiv’s mayor, claimed the Russian missiles struck a powerful shipbuilding complex in the community’s industrial and infrastructural district.

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There was no recent information available regarding casualties.

Thousands Dead

Russian missile attacks on Mykolaiv have been frequent over the last week, as Moscow has worked to weaken Ukrainian defenses.

The whole Black Sea coast of Ukraine, all the way to the Romanian frontier, has been declared a target by the Russian military.

If effective, such a move would be devastating to the Ukrainian terms of trade while giving Moscow access to the separatist area of Transnistria in Moldova.

Mykolaiv, which is situated close to the Black Sea Coast amid Russia-occupied Crimea and the key Ukrainian port of Odesa, was resisted by Ukrainian forces early in the battle.

Ever since, the Russian troops have given up trying to march into the city, but kept up their frequent missile attacks on it.

The Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, which is home to the most competent and well-equipped Ukrainian soldiers, is the focus of the Russian military’s current operations.

Two tiny villages in the Luhansk area, one of the two districts that make up the Donbas, are still under the hands of Ukrainian forces, according to the country.

They are effectively thwarting Russian attempts to move farther into the second province, the Donetsk region.

The main Ukrainian foothold in Sloviansk, as well as other attacks elsewhere in the region, were blocked by Ukrainian troops, according to the General Staff of the Ukrainian military on Sunday.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu gave the order “to considerably strengthen the actions of units in all operational zones” while visiting the front lines on Saturday.

The Russians targeted Donbas, but they also launched missile attacks across the entire nation.

President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded with Ukrainians not to be intimidated by Russia’s threats of impending horrific missile assaults, which he claimed were intended to splinter Ukrainian society.

Ukraine Will Stand Strong

At least 24 people were killed by a Russian missile attack on Thursday in Vinnytsia. This is a town south of the capital Kyiv, previously and mostly spared from the Russian assault.

Three of the victims were minors. More than 200 others were also injured.

Three of the people who were unaccounted for following the incident were discovered alive under the rubble on Saturday. One person was still missing, according to the emergency services.

Liza, a four-year-old child murdered in a strike, had a memorial service on Sunday that was attended by her family and friends.

When the rocket hit, the child with Down Syndrome and her mother were traveling to central Ukraine to meet a speech therapist. Iryna Dmytrieva, her mother, was one of the many people hurt.

This article appeared in Powerhouse News and has been published here with permission.