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Russian Kamikaze Drone Attack Targets Ukraine’s Kharkiv, U.S. Imposes Sweeping Sanctions

Kharkiv, Ukraine, Struck by Russian Kamikaze Drone Attack

Ukraine|November 04, 2023: In a shocking turn of events, a devastating kamikaze drone attack orchestrated by Russia unfolded in the early hours of Friday morning, causing widespread destruction in parts of southern and western Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force swiftly responded to the assault, leading to the downing of 24 “Shahed” drones among the approximately four dozen launched from locations in Russia, specifically Kursk and Primorsko-Akhtarsk. Additionally, a Kh-59 guided air missile was fired from the occupied city of Kherson.

The repercussions of this drone attack were felt acutely by civilians in and around Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Ukrainian officials reported that the strikes severely damaged civilian infrastructure in the early hours of Friday morning. Oleh Synehubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional state administration, took to Telegram to convey the extent of the damage, revealing that the northeastern city and a nearby village were hit. He shared disturbing video and images capturing a fire raging in Kharkiv city, while noting that eight residents received medical attention at the scene, fortunately with no injuries reported.

Simultaneously, on Thursday, the United States imposed a comprehensive set of new sanctions against Moscow in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. These measures are far-reaching, targeting energy production, mining, and defense sectors. Moreover, they include provisions to tighten the clamp on sanctions evasion in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and China. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen issued a statement, emphasizing, “Russia is dependent on willing third-country individuals and entities to resupply its military and perpetuate its heinous war against Ukraine, and we will not hesitate in holding them accountable.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in a Twitter post and accompanying video late Thursday night, expressed his unwavering confidence, declaring, “I have no doubt that Ukraine will win.” As the world watches these developments with growing concern, the situation in Ukraine remains tense, and the aftermath of the Russian drone attack in Kharkiv continues to unfold.

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