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Ukraine is dusting itself off after a series of Russian attacks across the country on Monday, including various locations in the capital Kyiv, which left at least 14 people dead and 97 injured.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address Monday that Ukraine will not be intimidated by the strikes and would make the battlefield “more painful” for Russia as a result. He said urgent work was being done to repair and restore power supplies damaged during the strikes.

The multiple attacks by Russia came several days after a blast partially destroyed the Kerch Bridge that links the Russian mainland to Crimea, which Moscow illegally annexed in 2014.

Kyiv has not said whether it was responsible for the attack on the bridge, although the blast was widely seen as humiliating for Moscow and President Vladimir Putin.

Putin orders 'revenge' missile strike on Ukraine capital Kyiv after bridge explosion

The leaders of the Group of Seven of the world’s most developed economies will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine, following coordinated Russian missile strikes on civilian targets in cities across the country. Zelenskyy is also expected to speak at the meeting via videolink.

Top officials in the United States, European Union and at the United Nations expressed shock and horror Monday over the strikes. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was “shocked” by the attacks, saying through a spokesperson that they represented an escalation of the war.

The strikes have damaged significant parts of Ukraine’s energy grid, prompting the nation’s energy ministry to announce it would halt exports of electricity to the¬†EU starting Tuesday.


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