A State Of Shock And Horror spread Across Ukraine Following Russia' Wave Of Strikes
According to BBC, not only in Kyiv but all throughout this large nation, from Lviv in the west to Kharkiv in the east and Odesa in the south, there have been explosions nonstop for the last several hours. The shock and horror spread across Ukraine following Russia's wave of strikes.
It's eerily familiar for those of us who were here in February when Russia launched its full-scale invasion. As further missile and drone assaults are predicted, we have been instructed to spend as much time as possible in the basement.
This is also unique. In contrast, the blasts in the heart of Kyiv are not far-off thuds from the suburbs, but rather booming echoes not far from the streets and landmarks we've become familiar with over the last eight months.
The Ukrainian ministry of culture issued a statement saying museums and the Philharmonic building had been attacked, although it was unclear what exactly was being targeted.
One video that went viral online showed a big crater on a playground. One showed a missile hitting a glass bridge over the Dnieper River that Mayor Vitali Klitschko had built as a view. Olena and Valerii Badakh have a beautiful view of the Shevchenko Park playground from their flat. The assaults shocked Valerii and Olena tremendously.
It was horrifying. In an instant, there appeared a hole in our life. It was terrible- Olena said
I spent my entire life here. I went to school here. Cleaned the park, sowed grass. My son, and now my grandson grew up here. There are always so many kids here. I think they wanted to hit the university building and the monument to Hrushevsky. Those are important symbols for us, it was a symbolic attack.- Valerii said
Is this symbolic? This early on, the reasoning is unclear. External sources claim, however, that a thermal power plant in Lviv was destroyed by the attack. Energy infrastructure throughout the nation has been under attack, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Never before have so many cities been attacked simultaneously. It seems that Moscow was intent on making a huge statement. Since two days ago, Ukrainians have been very happy about the attack on the bridge between Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, and the internet is full of videos and memes about the celebrations.
Videos posted today depict shell-shocked locals, flaming rubble, and dire warnings. That high is long gone. Even if it's unavoidable, it's nevertheless shocking. Anxietyhas returned to the nation's capital. They have set up camp on territory that straddles the border between the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. The exact same land that Russian President Putin just said would always be Russian.