Strikes by the Russian military on the Dnipro on the morning of May 26 “is a manifestation of one of the tools of Moscow’s influence on the war,” Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said on the air of the telethon.
According to him, the attack of the Russian army on the Dnipro is “a targeted attack on a specific infrastructure where civilians are located, and there are no longer any “military goals” for Russia.”
“Today, Russia has no other tools to influence the course of this war, except for two. The first is endless talk about the need to quickly sit down at the negotiating table. And the second is to inflict such psychological blows,” said Podolyak.
According to him, “such attacks are aimed not only at the consciousness of Ukrainian people, but also at the consciousness of other countries.”
“After the strikes, the authorities of the Russian Federation may begin to demand that Ukraine sit down at the negotiating table in order to stop the deaths of civilians,” Podolyak concluded.
On the night of May 26, an air alert was declared in Ukraine, which lasted for several hours. On the night of May 26, the Russian military fired 17 missiles of various types and 31 attack drones over Ukraine. According to the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Ukrainian military destroyed 10 rockets and 23 “shahedis”.
On the morning of May 26, the Russian army hit the Dnieper with a missile. The explosion occurred a few minutes before the alarm was announced. As of the evening, the local authorities say about 30 people were injured as a result morning rocket attack of the Russian army, including two children. Saturday, May 27, in Dnipro has been announced day of mourning for those killed in a rocket attack.