A missile attack by Russian forces in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, also hit the German embassy. However, no casualties were reported in the missile attack on the embassy, which has been closed since the start of the war, according to Reuters.
A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry confirmed the missile attack on the embassy. However, the embassy was empty at the time of the attack. In addition to the German embassy, two nearby museums, a pedestrian bridge and an office were hit by missiles, Britain’s daily Guardian reported.
Recently there was an explosion on the Crimean bridge. President Vladimir Putin blamed Kiev for Sunday’s explosion. The day after Putin’s announcement, Russia launched 75 missile attacks on several cities, including Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, on Monday morning. Many casualties were reported in the incident.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday named Air Force General Sergei Surovykin as the overall commander of Russian forces fighting in Ukraine. This is Moscow’s third senior military appointment in a week. Surovykin previously led Russian forces in Syria.
The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that General Surovykin will lead the army and the war in the southern part of Ukraine and the Donbas region. This decision was taken by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergei Shoigu, according to the ministry’s statement. The Ukraine war has seen deadly attacks since Russia’s new commander arrived.
At the same briefing, a defense ministry spokesman said Germany would soon deliver one air defense system to Ukraine and three more next year.
However, he did not give any specific time that it will be sent.