Russian missile strikes still threaten Kyiv, says Ukraine’s MoD

9 May, 08:41 PM
Consequences of destruction as a result of Russia's actions in the Kyiv region, April 23, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Consequences of destruction as a result of Russia's actions in the Kyiv region, April 23, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

Kyiv and other settlements near the capital are still under threat from potential Russian missiles strikes, Defense Ministry spokesperson Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said on May 9.

“Militarily speaking, I’d like to remind (everyone) that (our) MoD and the General Staff constantly reiterate that the capital and Kyiv oblast remain under the threat of Russian missile strikes, as of now,” Motuzyanyk said during a press briefing.

He pointed out that Russian Iskander tactical missile launchers are still deployed in Belarus, and seven Russian warships in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov can still fire their Kalibr cruise missiles, which can reach targets anywhere on Ukrainian soil.

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“Nobody’s safe from this now,” added Motuzyanyk.

“We’d like to once again to urge all Ukrainians... to remain vigilant and heed air raid alerts.”

Earlier, Kyiv’s Mayor, Vitali Klitschko said that those who left the capital after the Russian invasion can start returning to their homes.

Presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych has not ruled out Russia attempting another incursion towards Kyiv, Sumy, or Chernihiv.

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