PUTIN'S brutal bombing campaign has entered its second day, as Russian missiles strike just 40 miles from Poland's border.

Three explosions were recorded in the city, leaving 30% of its residents without electricity, according to a Telegram post by the city's mayor Andriy Sadovyi.

These Russian strikes were directed at a local power facility mere miles from the NATO border, as reported by the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maksym Kozytsky.

“Lviv and the Lviv region: possible power outages. Once the alarm is over, we will engage all services to quickly resume network operation. Stay in shelters, the threat is still ongoing," Kozytsky said.

This comes less than 24 hours after Putin's regime sent deadly missiles to attack Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, killing at least 19 people. President Zelensky has condemned these strikes, calling on Western leaders to increase their support for the under-siege nation.

Read our Ukraine-Russia live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Henry Moore

    In pictures: The devastating impact of Russia's strikes on Zaporizhzhia

    Russia sent a series of missiles to the occupied region of Zaporizhzhia this morning, causing devastation.

    Content warning for the images below.

  • Henry Moore

    Zelensky speaks with Joe Biden, following Russia’s brutal bombing campaign

    President Zelensky of Ukraine discussed the west’s response to Putin’s attacks on civilian areas with Joe Biden yesterday.

    Mr Biden was quick to condemn the attacks, which have left at least 11 people dead across Ukraine.

    The US President said: “These attacks killed and injured civilians and destroyed targets with no military purpose. They once again demonstrate the utter brutality of Mr Putin’s illegal war on the Ukrainian people.”

  • Henry Moore

    Ukraine's foreign minister accuses Russia of 'war crimes'

    Following the devastating attacks that have rocked Ukraine in the last 48 hours, the country's foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has accused Putin's regime of war crimes.

    At least 19 are dead from yesterday's attacks, with more sure to be announced in the coming hours.

    "These are war crimes planned well in advance and aimed at creating unbearable conditions for civilians — Russia’s deliberate strategy since months," Mr Kuleba said.

  • Henry Moore

    Zelensky talks with Australia's PM

    Following Russia's brutal round of bombing early this week, Zelensky has been in contact with leaders across the world.

    In the last hour he revealed he has spoken with Anthony Albanese, Australia's Prime Minister.

    In a tweet, Zelensky said: "Had a fruitful conversation with Prime Minister @AlboMP. Informed about Russia’s missile terror. Noted the importance of Australia’s security assistance and called for its strengthening. The free world is united in supporting Ukraine and opposing the aggressor!"

  • Henry Moore

    Lviv without power following Russian strikes

    Following Russian strikes this morning, much of the city of Lviv is without power.

    According to the city mayor, Andrii Sadovyi, 30% of citizens are experiencing power cuts.

    In an emergency statement, residents were urged to stock up on bottled water amid fears of further Russian attacks.

  • Henry Moore

    Eastern European leaders condemn Russian attacks

    The Bucharest Nine, a collection of Eastern European nations, has slammed Russia's attacks on civilian hubs.

    “We, the presidents of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia condemn the mass bombardments of Ukrainian cities recently carried out by Russia, which constitute war crimes under international law,” Reuters reports they said in a statement.

    Yesterday alone 19 people died as a result of Russian missile strikes.

  • Henry Moore

    MoD provides the latest intel on the war in Ukraine

    The British Ministry of Defence has revealed new details about the Russian leadership.

    A statement reads: "On 08 October 2022, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced that General Sergei Surovikin had been appointed as overall commander of its Joint Group of Forces conducting the ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine.

    "Surovikin has previously commanded the Russian Aerospace Forces and, more recently, the Southern Grouping of Forces on operations in Ukraine

    "For much of its operation, Russia has likely lacked a single empowered field commander.

    "General Alexandr Dvornikov likely held the role for a period between April and August 2022, but it is unclear whether he was able to effectively exercise control over the often disparate and competing groupings of forces.

    "Surovikin’ s appointment likely reflects an effort by the Russian national security community to improve the delivery of the operation.

    "However, he will likely have to contest with an increasingly factional Russian MOD which is poorly resourced to achieve the political objectives it has been set in Ukraine."

  • Henry Moore

    Russian losses mount as conflict enters its ninth month

    Russian losses have reached 63,110, according to the Ukrainian ministry of defence.

    This comes as Putin begins a bloodthirsty bombing campaign on civilian centres throughout Ukraine.

    Yesterday alone 19 non-combatants died as a result of Russian strikes.

  • Henry Moore

    Monday death toll rises to 19 as Putin continues strikes on Ukraine

    Ukraine’s state emergency service said today that the death toll from Russia's strikes on civilian areas yesterday has risen to 19.

    On top of this, 105 people have been left injured as Putin continues his brutal bombing campaign on civilian areas.

    Attacks continued in the early hours of this morning.

  • Henry Moore

    Russia continues attacks on civilian areas this morning

    Russia launched more attacks on civilian areas this morning.

    Reports have emerged of strikes in the occupied Zaporizhzhia region, hitting an educational building, a medical facility and apartment buildings.

    This comes after Putin launched strikes on Kyiv yesterday, killing several civilians as he continued his brutal invasion of Ukraine.

  • Henry Moore

    Zelensky speaks with Joe Biden, following Russia's brutal bombing campaign

    President Zelensky of Ukraine discussed the west's response to Putin's attacks on civilian areas with Joe Biden yesterday.

    Mr Biden was quick to condemn the attacks, which have left at least 11 people dead across Ukraine.

    The US President said: "These attacks killed and injured civilians and destroyed targets with no military purpose. They once again demonstrate the utter brutality of Mr Putin’s illegal war on the Ukrainian people."

  • Henry Moore

    Liz Truss slams Putin's 'appalling attacks'

    Liz Truss had a phone call with Zelensky earlier today following the devastating missile attack on Ukraine.

    The PM took to Twitter saying: “The appalling attacks on civilian areas in Kyiv and elsewhere are a clear sign of Putin’s desperation.

    “Ukrainians are succeeding, and Britain will stand right behind them as we continue to provide vital military aid in Ukraine’s fight for freedom.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Putin's new general behind wave of brutality

    Vladimir Putin promoted new General Sergey Surovikin just hours after Vlad's prized bridge from Russia to Crimea was blown up.

    The general is now believed to be orchestrating a brutal counterattack against Ukrainian forces to assert his power.

    His first order of business was launching a deadly barrage of missiles towards nine major cities, including Kyiv, in a brutal revenge blitz.

    One even landed near President Volodymyr Zelensky's office – prompting him to blast Putin for trying to "wipe Ukraine off the map".

  • Louis Allwood

    EU chief Ursula von der Leyen slams Russia's 'vicious' attacks

    EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said that she is "shocked and appalled" following the attacks in Ukraine.

    Ursula added: "Putin’s Russia has again shown the world what it stands for: brutality and terror.

    "I know that Ukrainians will stay strong.

    "We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes, with all the means we have."

  • Louis Allwood

    Zelensky speaks with Netherlands' PM

    Following yesterday's missile strikes killing 11 civilians in Ukraine, Zelensky has spoken with Mark Rutte, the PM of Netherlands.

    Zelensky said they've "discussed the increase in defense support for Ukraine and the world's coordinated response to the new attacks by the Russian Federation."

    They also spoke about how they will be "restoring destroyed Ukrainian infrastructure".

  • Louis Allwood

    Former Russian President warns of 'other attacks'

    Dmitry Medvedev, the former Russian President, warned "there will be others" following today's missile attacks in Ukraine.

    Taking to social media Putin's all said: "Ukraine would be a constant, direct and clear threat to Russia."

    He added: "The aim of our future actions must be the full dismantling of the political regime in Ukraine."

  • Louis Allwood

    India's foreign ministry call for 'urgent return to the path of diplomacy and dialogue'

    India's foreign ministry are "deeply concerned" following today's escalation in Ukraine.

    Spokesman Arindam Bagchi said India is willing to support "all attempts" at de-escalation, and stopping the war in Ukraine.

    "We reiterate that escalation of hostilities is in no one’s interest," he said.

    "We urge immediate cessation of hostilities and the urgent return to the path of diplomacy and dialogue."

  • Louis Allwood

    Russia face heavy losses

    Ukraine's Ministry of Defence have released their latest update on Russian losses.

    A further 370 troops had been killed taking the total number of Russian personnel losses to 62,870.

  • Louis Allwood

    Red Cross temporarily halts work in Ukraine

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has temporarily halted its work in Ukraine for security reasons.

    It comes after Russia fired missiles at multiple cities across Ukraine.

    "For security reasons, our teams have paused operations today," a spokesperson said in an emailed response to a Reuters question.

  • Louis Allwood

    11 infrastructure facilities targeted in eight cities across Ukraine

    Denys Shmyhal said one of the “first targets” was a “children’s playground”, he said: “Unfortunately, people died.”

    Mr Shmyhal added: “As of 11am, 11 important infrastructure facilities in eight regions and the city of Kyiv were damaged. 

    “Now some areas are cut off. It is necessary to be prepared for temporary interruptions with light, water supply, and communication. 

    “The main goal of these war criminals is to sow panic, frighten, and leave Ukrainians without light and heat.”

  • Louis Allwood

    Defiant Ukraine warns Russia: 'We are coming for you'

    The Ukrainian ministry of defence wrote on Twitter: "So, russkies, you really think you can compensate for your impotence on the battlefield with missile strikes on peaceful cities?

    "You just don’t get it do you – your terrorist strikes only make us stronger.

    "We are coming after you."

  • Louis Allwood

    Putin to meet atomic agency chief on Tuesday

    Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet the head of the UN's atomic energy agency Rafael Grossi in Russia's second city Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, the Kremlin said.

    Their meeting comes after repeated shelling of Ukraine's Moscow-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant — Europe's largest atomic facility — raised fears of an impending nuclear disaster.

  • Louis Allwood

    Kremlin says latest shellings part of its 'special military operation'

    The Kremlin said explosions that rocked Kyiv on Monday were part of what it calls its "special military operation".

    Several Ukrainian cities were left without power or water supplies after dozens of Russian missiles hit cities across the country on Monday morning.

    The multiple attacks are being seen as a revenge attack for the explosion on a key bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula over the weekend. 

  • Louis Allwood

    Foreign secretary Cleverly says shelling in Ukraine 'unacceptable'

    Mr Cleverly wrote: "Russia's firing of missiles into civilian areas of Ukraine is unacceptable.

    "I communicated with Dmytro Kuleba this morning to reinforce the UK's ongoing moral and practical support to Ukraine.

    "This is a demonstration of weakness by Putin, not strength."

  • Louis Allwood

    Putin's attacks today are a sign of desperation Liz Truss claims

    Liz Truss had a phone call with Zelensky earlier today following the devastating missile attack on Ukraine.

    The PM took to Twitter saying: "The appalling attacks on civilian areas in Kyiv and elsewhere are a clear sign of Putin's desperation.

    "Ukrainians are succeeding, and Britain will stand right behind them as we continue to provide vital military aid in Ukraine's fight for freedom."

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