Alexander Rodnyansky, economic adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, called the latest missile attack a “very strong signal” from Russia . He spoke about this in an interview with CNN .
“They are sending a very strong signal to everyone in Ukraine and possibly to some of our refugees outside of Ukraine that life is very far from normal, despite the fact that it has been quieter in recent weeks,” Zelensky’s adviser said.
Prior to this, Rodnyansky, in an interview with CNN , stated that the Ukrainian military could retreat from Artemivsk by decision of the command, since Kiev did not intend to sacrifice “all its people.” Rodnyansky stressed that “the military of Ukraine, obviously, are going to weigh all the options.”
On March 11, CNN reported that Russia had adapted its missile attacks to break through Ukrainian air defenses.
On March 9 , the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Armed Forces (AF) of the Russian Federation launched a “massive retaliation strike” in response to the terrorist attack organized by Kiev on March 2 in the Bryansk region .