Kyiv under attack: ‘It is a war against civilians’
On Monday, Russia launched the most significant strikes on Kyiv since the early days of its invasion of Ukraine. Mayor Vitali Klitschko of Kyiv confirmed multiple deaths, with many others in “critical condition” as a result of the attacks. “It is a war against civilians,” he said. “The people [are] angry, people want to defend houses, families, children."
[SIRENS WAILING, SCREAMING]
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO: This is City of Kyiv. Just an hour ago this attack another attack, continued attack of Russia on Ukraine killed civilians.
Do you expect more attacks today?
VITALI KLITSCHKO: I hope not but we have to be prepared for more attacks today.
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VITALI KLITSCHKO: It's a war against civilians. Before today, the Russians killed already 226 civilians 4 children. Today, killed five people more. Right now, 41 people in hospitals and some people in critical condition.
And main goal of this senseless war, to rebuild Russian Empire. We wasn't the USSR. As a message to Putin, we wasn't the USSR and we don't want back to USSR, point. We see our future as part of European family. And the people angry. People want to defend houses, families, children.