Greek Foreign Ministry condemns Russia’s missile attacks on multiple Ukrainian cities

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The capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv, and several other major cities were attacked in a barrage of missile strikes on Monday that hit civilian targets and killed several people.

Power outages were reported across the country as explosions hit Lviv, Ternopil and Zhytomyr in Ukraine’s west; Dnipro and Kremenchuk in central Ukraine; Zaporizhzhia in the south; and Kharkiv in the east.

In a video address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said 12 people were killed and over 80 were injured in the attacks.

In Kyiv, missiles struck in the heart of the busy city centre during the morning rush hour, tearing into busy intersections and parks. According to reports by Aljazeera, more missiles were volleyed later in the morning as pedestrians huddled for shelter at metro stations and parking garages.

Greece’s Foreign Ministry has denounced the fresh attacks, writing in a tweet early this morning: “We condemn today’s missile attacks against civilians in Ukrainian cities. We express our full solidarity with the Ukrainian government and the Ukrainian people.”

The tweet also mentioned that the staff of the Greek Embassy in Kyiv and the Consulate General in Odesa had not been affected.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, said the barrage of missile fire on Monday was a response to “terrorist attacks” on Russian territory and warned an even harsher “response” could come after the long-range missiles targeted Ukrainian energy, military and communications infrastructure.

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russian attacks were deliberately timed to kill people, as well as to knock out Ukraine’s power grid.

He said 11 major infrastructure targets were hit in eight regions, leaving swaths of the country with no electricity, water or heat.

“They are trying to destroy us and wipe us off the face of the earth,” Zelenskyy said.

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