Russian missiles hit an apartment block and the Ukrainian Security Service building in the city of Dnipro. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the “war is returning to Russia” following multiple drone strikes, including one in Moscow. Russia’s defense ministry announced that it had shot down three Ukrainian drones that attempted to strike Moscow, damaging a government office building. On Monday, it was reported that a Ukrainian drone attacked a police station in the western Bryansk region, causing damage but no casualties.
President Zelensky declared that the war was gradually returning to Russia’s territory, including its symbolic centers and military bases. He described this as a natural and fair process. Both sides reported casualties on Monday, with Ukraine shelling the Russian-controlled city of Donetsk and Russia launching missile strikes in the city of Kryvyi Rih.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned that Moscow would be forced to deploy a nuclear weapon if Ukraine’s counteroffensive was successful. He stated that if Ukraine were to succeed in capturing part of Russian territory, Russia would use a nuclear weapon according to a presidential decree.
Ukrainian forces have reclaimed nearly 15 square kilometers of land from Russian troops in the east and south over the past week during their counteroffensive. They have made slow but steady progress, recapturing villages and advancing towards the city of Bakhmut. In the south, Ukrainian forces aim to advance towards the cities of Berdyansk and Melitopol.
Oleksiy Kuleba, the deputy head of President Zelensky’s office, called for revenge after a missile strike in Kryvyi Rih resulted in the deaths of at least four people. He condemned the attacks on Ukrainian cities and urged Ukrainians to work together and save their people.
A Russian missile strike on an apartment building in Kryvyi Rih resulted in the death of four people, including a 10-year-old child. The governor of Dnipropetrovsk confirmed the tragic news and mentioned ongoing search and rescue efforts.
The Kremlin expressed the need to find out the purpose of upcoming talks in Saudi Arabia regarding the war in Ukraine. Russia wants to understand the aims of the talks and what will be discussed. The Kremlin also stated that Ukraine’s counteroffensive is not proceeding as planned and that NATO resources supplied to Ukraine have been wasted.
Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, expressed her condolences following the attack in Kryvyi Rih. She stated that Russia wants to take peace and life away and offered her sympathies to the victims and their families.
Both Russia and Ukraine reported casualties on Monday, with Ukrainian shelling causing deaths and injuries in Donetsk city and Russian missile strikes resulting in casualties in Kryvyi Rih. The situation remains tense as the conflict escalates between the two countries.