Russia has launched fresh missile strikes against Ukraine as barrages of the rocket hit the north of Kyiv. At least 25 missiles were fired by Russian forces from Belarus, according to multiple reports.
Targets in the Chernihiv region were destroyed in the missile attack. The strike destroyed an apartment block, and locations outside Kyiv as well as around the city of Zhytomyr.
The missile attack came early on the morning of Ukraine's Statehood Day.
Zelensky Says Ukraine Will Not Give Up
Calling the incident missile terror, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that Ukraine will not give up.
"Restless morning. Again – missile terror. We will not give up. We will not give up. Do not intimidate us. Ukraine is an independent, free, indivisible state. And it will always be like that," said Zelensky.
Nine Missiles Struck Near Village of Honcharivska
At least nine missiles had hit near the village of Honcharivska, according to the Chernihiv regional governor, Viacheslav Chaus.
Missiles Were Launched From Ziabrauka Airfield Near Gomel
Citing activists who track Russian military moves, reports have suggested that missiles were launched from Belarus' Ziabrauka airfield near Gomel.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarusian opposition leader, has also confirmed that the missiles were launched from Belarus. Although, Tsikhanouskaya maintained that she is horrified to see how Russia continues to use Belarus to attack Ukraine.
Belarusian Opposition Leader Tsikhanouskaya Targets Lukashenka
"At least 25 missiles were launched from Belarus targeting Kyiv, Chernihiv and other cities this morning. Lukashenka can't fool anyone. He is guilty of crimes against Belarusians and Ukrainians & must be held accountable," tweeted Tsikhanouskaya.
British defence and intelligence officials said on Thursday that a Ukrainian counteroffensive in the country's south had virtually cut off the Russian-occupied southern city of Kherson and left thousands of Russian troops stationed near the Dnieper River "highly vulnerable", according to The Guardian.