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Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with permanent members of the Russian Security Council, said that the strikes on Ukrainian cities were carried out "on energy facilities, military command and communications." Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities report that on the morning of October 10, Russia shelled civilian infrastructure, including residential buildings and a playground in Kyiv. This is confirmed by photo and video evidence in social networks.
According to Putin, the strike was carried out by "high-precision, long-range air-sea and land-based weapons." “If attempts to carry out terrorist attacks on our territory continue, Russia’s responses will be harsh and in scale will correspond to the level of threats posed by the Russian Federation,” he said.
The Russian president added that the strikes were carried out "at the suggestion of the Ministry of Defense and according to the plan of the Russian General Staff." The Ministry of Defense, in turn , announced the successful shelling: "All the targets of the strikes were achieved, all the designated objects in Ukraine were hit."
As a result of Russian shelling of Ukrainian cities, 10 people were killed and about 60 were injured, the National Police of Ukraine said. Kyiv (including its center), Lvov, Ternopil, Zhytomyr, Khmelnitsk, Zaporozhye, Kharkiv, Sumy, Rivne, Ternopil, Poltava, Kirovograd region were fired upon. In Lviv, a thermal power plant was damaged, the city is de-energized, there is no hot water, backup power generators are running. A total of 75 missiles were fired in Ukraine.
In the Shevchenkovsky district of Kiev, as a result of a missile attack, according to preliminary data, 8 civilians were killed and 24 more were injured. One of the rockets flew into a playground in the Taras Shevchenko park in the center of Kyiv.
The “Agency” collected information about arrivals through civilian infrastructure in Kiev from the video of eyewitnesses. One of the rockets exploded at the intersection of Volodymyrska Street and Taras Shevchenko Boulevard, where the buildings of the Kyiv National University named after. Shevchenko and the building of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine. The windows of the buildings in the area of the explosion were shattered. Due to a rocket hit in the park to them. Taras Shevchenko was damaged by the buildings of the scientific library and the museum of Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko, the Shevchenko museum, and residential buildings . The blow fell on the pedestrian bridge on the Volodymyrsky Spusk, known as the "Klitschko Bridge". The 101 Tower business center in the Shevchenko district suffered from shelling. CHP-3 is located next to it.