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    Russian shelling in Ukraine – explosions are heard again

    Explosions have again been heard in Ukraine since the morning. Information about shelling is coming in from different areas of the country. – ‘More Russian shelling is only making us angrier,’ Andriy Yermak, head of the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, stated this morning.

    “More missiles are being fired by terrorists who are fighting civilian infrastructure and people,” Yermak wrote in Telegram.


    “It doesn’t matter, we will hang on. The dream of the Russians about problems (of the Ukrainian army -ed.) in the rear and stopping the liberation of Ukrainian territory is infantile. We are only becoming angrier every day. And that means we will give an even stronger response,” he warned.


    Media and local authorities are reporting explosions in the Lviv, Volyn, Rivne, Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Odesa, and Chernihiv regions on Saturday morning. Anti-aircraft defence forces are active in the regions.


    In Lutsk, Russian forces hit a power infrastructure facility. Parts of the city are without electricity. The mayor appealed for water supplies. There is also no electricity in the city of Khmelnytskyi.



    Ambassador calls for ‘closing the airspace’


    Ukraine’s ambassador to Poland Vasyl Zvarych once again called on Saturday for the “closing of the skies” over his country with missile and air defence systems.


    “This Saturday morning. Airborne alert across Ukraine. Please continue your support, first of all, to ‘close the airspace’ over Ukraine with missile and air defence systems,” the ambassador wrote on Twitter.



    On Saturday morning, an anti-aircraft alert was issued for the entire territory of Ukraine except for annexed Crimea, Ukrinform reports.


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