UKRAINE has been plunged into darkness after Putin launched 100 missiles in retaliation for a damning G20 summit speech slamming Russia.
Missiles rained down across Ukraine in retaliation for the capture of Kherson and attempts to condemn Russia’s barbaric invasion at this year’s G20 in Bali, Indonesia.
Putin’s forces struck 15 power stations and other essential civilians infrastructure, forcing shutdowns across the country and plunging parts of the capital into darkness.
Ukraine claims it shot down 70 of the 100 missiles launched on Tuesday.
Harrowing footage shows a residential building up in flames after being struck by one of Putin’s rockets.
According to officials, at least two residential buildings were hit during the November 14 strike.
“There is an attack on the capital. According to preliminary information, two residential buildings were hit in the Pechersk district,” Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
“Several missiles were shot down over Kyiv by air defence systems. Medics and rescuers are at the scene of the strikes.”
Moments later, he confirmed more missiles his a multi-storey building.
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Ukrainian presidential advisor Andriy Yermak claimed the attack was in response to President Zelensky addressing the G20 calling on members to help stop Russia’s actions.
“Does anyone seriously think that the Kremlin really wants peace? It wants obedience. But at the end of the day, terrorists always lose,” Yermak said.
Around a third of Ukraine’s power grid has been knocked out by weeks of targeted bombardment, causing rolling blackouts and a lack of heating.
The shameless bombardment left half of Kyiv and the city of Zhytomyr without power.
Strikes were recorded in Lviv and Rivne in the west, Kharkiv in the northeast, Kryvyi Rih, Poltava, and Zaporizhzhia in the centre and Odesa in the south.
It comes as president Zelensky told world leaders at this year’s G20 summit they needed to step up actions to halt Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.
He said they could “save thousands of lives” by urging Moscow to withdraw from occupied territories.
“I am convinced now is the time when the Russian destructive war must and can be stopped.”
In a bizarre speech at the meeting, Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West of waging “hybrid warfare” in Ukraine and accused Kyiv of “prolonging” the conflict without mentioning Moscow’s involvement.
It comes amid a report that a Russian invasion was “more likely than ever”.
Bombshell leaked documents show Germany’s top military brass urging the country to prepare itself for an impending war with Russia, amid fears the war in Ukraine will escalate into a global conflict with NATO.
In confidential documents leaked to the German publication Der Spiegel, one of the country’s top generals Eberhard Zorn ordered the country’s army to put itself on a war footing in the face of “existential” threats.
The 68-page policy paper produced in late September is titled “Operational Guidelines for the Armed Forces”.
In it, General Zorn called for the complete overhaul of the German military, and to prepare itself for war.
“Attacks on Germany can potentially occur without warning and with great, possibly even existential, damage,” he wrote.
Germany’s armed forces, known as the Bundeswehr, has 183,638 active personnel as of February this year, and 949,000 reserve personnel.
This compares to the Russian army, which is reported to include around one million active troops and up to two million reserve personnel.