Ukraine calls for ‘urgent’ military help after fresh Russian strikes

SpaceWar.com reports: “Ukraine urged the West on Wednesday to speed up and increase deliveries of artillery shells after a new Russian missile attack on Kyiv and other regions killed four in the capital and wounded more than 40.

Securing the shells has been a priority for Kyiv, which is burning through its reserves as Russia throws more manpower and resources at the frontlines almost two years into its invasion.

‘We will respond to every missile, every Shahed (drone),’ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily address, sending condolences to the families of the victims.

‘And our task this year is not only to maximise our air shield and long-range capabilities of Ukraine, but also to inflict maximum systemic losses on Russia,’ he said, after meeting with EU’s top diplomat Josep Borrell.

Ukraine’s commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny said Russia used drones, cruise, ballistic and anti-aircraft missiles in the barrage.

He said Russia fired 20 drones and 44 missiles in the morning attack — with Ukraine shooting down 15 drones and 29 missiles…”

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