The German news outlet Bild has reported that the German embassy in Kyiv was hit during a heavy cruise missile attack on the capital on Monday morning.
Vladimir Putin launched a fresh wave of strikes on the Ukrainian capital in response to the Kerch bridge in Crimea where part of it was blown up.
The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz along with other officials in Berlin have been asked to issue a response to the airstrike on their embassy in Kyiv.
Russian-born journalist and political scientist Sergej Sumlenny, now based in Berlin, tweeted, “The building where the visa office of the German embassy in Kyiv was located was hit by Russians today.
“Maybe some Leopards [German tank] can be sent to check the situation on the ground?”
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On Monday morning Kyiv was rocked by cruise missile attacks with many killed and injured and citizens are being told to “stay in shelters.”
This comes as on Saturday Ukraine blew up a small section of the Kerch bridge which connects Russia to Crimea.
The building where the the visa office of the German embassy in Kyiv was located was hit by Russians today. Any reaction of @Bundeskanzler @ABaerbock @BMVg_Bundeswehr ? Maybe some Leopards can be sent to check the situation on the ground? pic.twitter.com/hU2wVWrK87
— Sergej Sumlenny (@sumlenny) October 10, 2022
An analyst described the blowing up of the Kerch bridge as a “punch in the face for Putin on his birthday” as the tyrant turned 70 on Friday.
The Kerch bridge has been vital for Putin as it is used to supply troops, fuel and supplies for those who live in Crimea and also is used to send logistics to war in southern Ukraine.
A Russian senator, Alexander Bashkin has vowed the Kerch bridge attack will not go unanswered.
Moscow said that the attack is a “declaration of war without rules” and warned there will be an “adequate response.”
For the first time in many months residents in Kyiv were woken up by loud explosions and air raid sirens and the captial’s Mayor Vitali Klitschko, confirmed there was several strikes in the central Shevchenkivskyi district on Monday morning.
He wrote on his Telegram channel, “Several explosions in the Shevchenskiv district – in the centre of the capital.”
Ukrainian MP Ukrainian Oleksiy Goncharenko described a scene of utter destruction and carnage in the capital
He wrote, “Kyiv. The rocket fell right in the centre of the city.
“Cars are burning, and windows have been shattered in houses. There are dead.”
Dmytro Kuleba warned that Russia “will not” break Ukraine, he added that Vladimir Putin “is a terrorist who talks with missiles.”
He said, “Multiple Russian missile strikes across Ukraine. Putin’s only tactic is terror on peaceful Ukrainian cities, but he will not break Ukraine down.
“This is also his response to all appeasers who want to talk with him about peace: Putin is a terrorist who talks with missiles.”
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that, “Kyiv, Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Frankiv, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Kharkiv, Zhytormyr and Kirovohrad.”
He added, “They want panic and chaos, they want to destroy our energy system. They are hopeless.
“The second target is people. Such a time and such targets were specially chosen to cause as much damage as possible.”