Moscow/Kyiv, Apr 15 (EFE).- Moscow warned on Friday it would scale up aggressions against Kyiv in response to Ukrainian “terror attacks” on Russian soil after Kremlin troops launched an offensive on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital overnight.
“The number and scale of missile strikes against targets in Kyiv will increase in response to the commission by the Kyiv nationalist regime of any attacks of a terrorist nature or sabotage on the Russian territory,” Russian defense ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, told reporters.
The ministry added Russia had struck and destroyed a military target on the outskirts of Kyiv with cruise missiles overnight.
The attack came after Russia on Thursday accused Kyiv of carrying out six airstrikes on residential buildings in the Russian town of Klimovo, in the Bryansk Oblast region, injuring at least eight civilians.
Russian authorities have denounced a series of alleged Ukrainian attacks on the Russian cities of Belgorod and Kursk since the beginning of the month.
Moscow’s warning also follows the sinking of its Black Sea Fleet flagship, Moskva, on Thursday.
According to the Russian defense ministry, the warship sank due to “stormy seas” while being towed back to port after a fire caused an ammunition explosion on board.
Kyiv claims its missile struck the warship while Moscow denies the vessel was attacked. EFE