World watching ‘mass destruction live,’ then listens to Russia’s ‘talks proposals,” says Podolyak
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President's Office (Photo:REUTERS/Anna Voitenko)
The world is interested to see “mass destruction live” in Ukraine, while at the same time taking seriously the Kremlin’s talk of negotiations, Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the President's Office said on Twitter on Oct. 31.
He was commenting in the wake of a massive missile attack that the Russian Federation launched on Ukraine on the morning of Oct. 31.
Russia launched around 50 cruise missiles targeting dozens of Ukrainian cities, Podolyak said.
Ukrainian air defenses shot 44 of the incoming cruise missiles down, but targets were reportedly hit in Kyiv Oblast, Zaporizhzhya, and Kremenchug.
“I have no doubt that the world is interested in watching the massive destruction, the ‘freezing’ of the entire country live, and then seriously listening to Russia’s ‘negotiating proposals,” Podolyak tweeted sarcastically.
“(But Russia’s) primary goal (is) to delay the supply of air defense systems to Ukraine by all means,” he added.
The early morning attack on Oct. 31 took place across the entire territory of Ukraine.
Several explosions were heard in Kyiv, some rockets hit Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Cherkasy, Kyiv, and Kirovohrad oblasts. The work of air defense was heard in many regions.
Power and water was knocked out in several districts in Kyiv, and water in particular has yet to be restored in some areas. There were no missile impacts in the Ukrainian capital itself, but infrastructure in the surrounding oblast was hit, affecting residents in the capital.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said on his channel on the Telegram messenger that an energy facility that supplies 350,000 households with power had been damaged.
Klitschko also reported that about 80% of the city’s households had been left without water supplies.
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