After the rocket attacks on Ukrainian cities, the air raid alarm sounded again over Kyiv on Tuesday. At least 14 people died in Monday’s attacks. The attack had probably been planned in the Kremlin for some time. You can find all the latest news about the war in Ukraine here in the ticker.

9:51 a.m .: According to the US government, the heavy Russian rocket attacks on major cities in Ukraine on Monday were probably prepared a long time ago. “They probably planned it a long time ago,” National Security Council communications director John Kirby told CNN on Monday (local time). However, it is possible that the Crimean bridge explosion may have accelerated some planning, he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had described the massive rocket attacks on Ukraine as a reaction to Ukrainian “terrorist attacks” and counted the explosion on the Crimean bridge, which is strategic for Russia, on Saturday. Kirby’s statements now seem to contradict this account.

Kirby reiterated that Washington has no evidence that Russia is activating nuclear weapons or that the US needs to change its nuclear stance. The US would likely announce new support for Ukraine in the “very near future,” he said.

9.10 a.m .: After the massive Russian attacks with rockets in many parts of Ukraine, the death toll has risen to 19, according to the authorities. More than 100 people were injured as a result of the attacks, the Ukrainian civil protection authorities said in Kyiv on Tuesday. Previously, 14 dead had been mentioned. These are preliminary figures, it said.

In addition to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, twelve areas in the country were affected by the Russian rocket attacks on Monday. About 300 villages are still without electricity, according to a balance sheet in the morning. In more than 3,500 towns, the supply has already been restored, it said.

Hundreds of emergency services are therefore nationwide in the process of eliminating the consequences of the Russian attacks. Russia fired dozens of rockets at Ukraine on Monday, including at civilian infrastructure and especially at energy facilities.

7:04 a.m .: The air alarm was triggered again in Kyiv on Tuesday morning. This is reported by local journalists. There are no further details yet.

03:11: Russian rocket attacks on Kyiv and several other Ukrainian cities on Monday killed at least 14 people and injured 97 others, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service said. The attacks also disrupted power supplies in Kyiv, Lviv, Sumy, Ternopil and Khmelnytskyi regions, the agency said. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia has launched more than 84 missile and air strikes. Ukraine claimed it intercepted 56 of the missiles and drones. According to the military, about 20 Ukrainian residential areas were hit.

Tuesday, October 11, 1:10 a.m.: After a Russian rocket attack on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, according to local military chief Oleksandr Wilkul, 98 miners are still trapped underground because of a power failure. The miners should be freed on Tuesday night, according to the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform, Wilkul announced on Monday evening via his Telegram channel. According to Wilkul, more than 850 miners were initially trapped in four mines. The information could not be independently verified.

Russia fired more than 80 rockets at Ukrainian cities on Monday. In addition to the capital Kyiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhia and Kryvyi Rih in the east as well as Lviv, Chemelnytskyi and Schyytomyr in the west or Mykolaiv in the south of the country were also affected.

11:28 p.m.: Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Ukraine will continue to liberate areas across Ukraine despite a wave of Russian missile attacks on Monday. “Whatever he [Putin] does, we will continue to liberate our territory,” Kuleba told CNN. “Putin can escalate it, he can do whatever he wants. But we will keep fighting and we will win,” he added.

Kuleba said the “vast majority” of the targets of the Russian attack were energy installations, adding that he was “not aware of any major military installations that were attacked. It was just power plants and civilian houses, apartment buildings.” He said he believed the attack was an act of revenge by Russian President Vladimir Putin following recent battlefield defeats. “When his army couldn’t defeat the Ukrainian army, he decided to terrorize civilians in revenge,” Kuleba said.

3.30 p.m .: After the heavy Russian air raids, the Ukrainian leadership called on the population to switch off electrical devices in the evening so as not to overload the power grid. “Because of today’s shelling, we urge everyone to limit energy consumption between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. if possible,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the presidential office, wrote on his Telegram channel on Monday. This is the only way to survive the peak load period without further shutdowns.

The representative of the Ukrainian President in Parliament, Andriy Herus, warned of one of “the most difficult evenings” for the Ukrainian energy supply. In some regions there will be no electricity at all, in others the electricity will be switched off for a certain period of time. The load on the network is greatest in the evening hours. The more electricity citizens save themselves, the more likely it is that a large-scale shutdown can be avoided, explained Herus. He listed electric heaters, boilers, electric stoves, microwave ovens and washing machines as the biggest power guzzlers.

Russian missile strikes primarily hit objects of energy infrastructure in Ukraine. In Kyiv, among other things, the thermal power station was shot at, and targeted shelling of power stations and substations was also reported from other regions.

12:22 p.m .: Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin has described Moscow’s rocket attacks against numerous Ukrainian cities as a reaction to the “terrorist attacks” against Russian territory. At the same time, at a Security Council meeting on Monday, Russian President Kyiv threatened an even tougher “response” if the “Ukrainian attacks” continued.

11.18 a.m .: After the heavy attacks on Kyiv, the G7 states called an urgent meeting under Germany’s presidency. This was announced by Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy on Monday morning. Accordingly, he telephoned Chancellor Scholz and agreed on the meeting. His speech is already “timed”.

11.12 a.m .: The visa section of the German consulate was also hit during the heavy Russian rocket attacks on Kyiv. The ex-chairman of the Heinrich Böll Foundation on site, Sergej Sumlenny, shared photos on Twitter.

Tagging Foreign Minister Baerbock and Chancellor Scholz, he wrote: “Would you like to send some Leopard tanks to check on the situation on the ground?”

10.04 a.m .: According to journalists from Ukraine, a total of 75 rockets were launched at cities in the country. 41 of them were shot down by the air defense.

09:46: For the Australian military expert Mick Ryan, attacks like the one on Kyiv are Russia’s only answer to the Ukrainian successes. “The Russian army was regularly defeated by the Ukrainians in the field. His only answer: to master the planning and execution of a systematic campaign of atrocities against civilians.”

9.12 a.m .: The attacks on Kyiv are apparently not abating. “Kyiv is being bombed non-stop. The whole city,” writes journalist Oleksiy Sorokin on Twitter.

8:57 a.m .: Ukrainian President Selenskyj has confirmed that there were deaths in the attacks. A spokesman for the Ukrainian interior minister spoke of eight dead and 24 injured.

8:55 a.m .: After heavy explosions in a number of major cities, there is an air alert in almost all parts of Ukraine. “A massive rocket attack on the area, there are dead and wounded,” said the military governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region around the industrial city of Dnipro, Valentin Resnichenko, on his Telegram channel on Monday. The authorities in Lviv, Khmelnytskyi and Zhytomyr also report impacts. Russia has been waging a war of aggression against Ukraine since February.

Resnichenko called on the residents of the area to stay in the bomb shelters. According to reports, not only the regional capital of Dnipro was hit, but also the cities of Nikopol and Marhanets, which are across the Dnipro River from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. In the city of Zaporizhia there was also an air alert in the morning after the nightly rocket attacks.

Officials said four people died in a rocket attack in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavjansk in the Donetsk region. The impact occurred in the city center, said Mayor Wadym Lyach. Heavy explosions could be heard in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, Mayor Andriy Sadovy said. The power went out in several parts of the city.

“Explosions are heard in the Khmelnytskyi region. The anti-aircraft defense is deployed,” said the governor there, Serhiy Hamalij. He did not provide any information about possible victims. The media also report explosions in Zhytomyr. Both regions are west of Kyiv.

8:44 a.m.: The attacks on Kyiv hit targets in the center of the city. This was announced by Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Telegram on Monday. He urged people to seek shelter.

8:12 a.m .: Heavy explosions occurred in the center of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday morning. There were several impacts, reported Mayor Vitali Klitschko and a correspondent for the German Press Agency.

“BBC” correspondent Paul Adams reports “at least two large explosions”. It was the first time in months that Kyiv itself was hit. Adams speaks of a “significant escalation”.

An excerpt from the live broadcast of the British broadcaster from Kyiv is circulating on the Twitter short message service. As he speaks, it suddenly becomes very loud, and at that moment the rockets seem to be hitting Kyiv. The moderator has to take cover, the switch is interrupted.

Monday, October 10, 7:20 a.m .: According to several media reports, the “Starlink” satellites from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company in Ukraine are increasingly failing. They are responsible for Internet access in the country at war and are supposed to support the Ukrainian troops in warfare and planning.

The result: “catastrophic” difficulties in communication within the troops, reports the Financial Times, citing a Ukrainian government official with direct knowledge of the situation. Experts now fear devastating consequences. Musk has criticized the reports, writing on Twitter that he believes they “falsely claim that Starlink terminals and service were paid for when only a small percentage was paid.” He rejects accusations that his system would interfere with the work of the Ukrainian army: “What happens on the battlefield is secret.”

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