Russian missile barrage strikes Ukraine killing 11

Russian missiles storm Ukraine after the U.S. and Germany promise tanks.


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The United States increasing involvement in the war between Russia and Ukraine is proving to be long standing and complicated.

Russia has set forth yet another missile attack on Ukraine, on Thursday, January 26th Russia sent fifty-five missiles in response to Ukraine receiving M1 Abrams tanks from the U.S. and Germany. The United States, along with western European countries, involvement is said to continuously increase from this point on. 

Early Thursday morning, Russia sent over fifty-five missiles and self-destructing drones following a pledge from the west to aid Ukraine in this war. eleven total civilians were killed and eleven were injured. Ukraine stated they were able to intercept most of the fifty-five missiles that Russia sent.  CNN reports a statement from the president of Ukraine during his address following the attack; “ This evil, this Russian aggression can and should be stopped only with adequate weapons. Weapons on the battlefield. Weapons that protect our skies.”

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has urged allies to send long-range missiles, allowing Ukraine to fight back and regain any lost territories.  The Hill reports a statement from Zelenskyy posted to the president’s website following the attack. “It would have been possible to stop this Russian terror if we could provide the appropriate missile capabilities of our military.”

Although the tanks being sent to Ukraine won’t arrive for months Ukraine’s military forces have not lost hope and refuse to back down.  The Guardian reports a statement Zaluzhny made on Telegram “The goal of Russians remains unchanged: psychological pressure on Ukrainians and the destruction of critical infrastructure, but cannot be broken!”