Russian civilian terror tactics aims to appease domestic opinion, governor Kim says
Kim noted that the Russians launch 1-2 missiles at intervals over the territory of Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
Russia has shifted its military approach towards using missile strikes to incite terror among Ukrainian civilians, hoping to appease domestic jingoistic hardliners, Mykolaiv regional governor Vitaliy Kim told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Oct. 11.
"In my opinion, Russians have changed their tactics a bit,” said Kim.
“They launch missiles in several waves so that our people have to wait them out and to strain our air defences; they are launching much fewer missiles, keeping people in shelters (for longer).”
Kim noted that the Russian troops have been firing one or two missiles at a time over the territory of Ukraine, for three hours in a row. According to him, this is done so that Russian propaganda could stage a beautiful picture of Ukraine terrified for Russian propaganda.
"They do it, I think, for their picture in Russia: electricity is turned off here, they hit everything, they shoot missiles all day long,” the governor noted.
Russia carried out at least 83 missile and air strikes against Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities on Oct. 10, killing 14 civilians. The attack took out parts of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, precipitating a series of disruptions in power and water supply across the country.
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