War in Ukraine

Russia launches fresh strikes in Ukraine

Infrastructure facilities were damaged in a new missile attack on the city of Zaporizhzhia, while the Dnipropetrovsk region was shelled by Russian forces overnight

A man walks next to a building that was damaged as a result of shelling by the Russian army in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Picture: Getty

Russia launched fresh strikes in Zaporizhzhia today as air-raid sirens sounded across Ukraine, one day after the most intense barrage since the first days of the invasion and President Vladimir Putin’s threats to hit more infrastructure targets.

In a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, US President Joe Biden pledged to “continue providing Ukraine with the support needed to defend itself, including advanced air defence systems.” Zelenskyy called that “the number 1 priority in our ...