Russia attacks Ukrainian cities – level 3

14-10-2022 07:00

Earlier this week, Russia launched a massive wave of missile strikes across Ukraine.

The strikes were in response to an attack on the Kerch Bridge that links Russia to Crimea. The bridge was an important route and a symbol of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The Russian president called the attack a terrorist act by Ukraine.

Rockets struck Kyiv during morning rush hour, and they hit a major road junction, a power plant, a popular pedestrian bridge, and a park in the city center. Car dash cams captured the moment when missiles struck in Dnipro. A strike in the city of Lviv narrowly missed electrical pylons that served the city. Rockets hit other cities, including Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, and Kharkiv.

The Ukrainian president said that Russia’s main targets appeared to be energy infrastructure and civilians. At least 70 rockets hit 12 Ukrainian cities, and 11 people died in the attacks.

Difficult words: annexation (grab a piece of land or a country by force or without permission), junction (a place where things meet or join), pylon (a tall tower-like structure that carries cables high above the ground).

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