A Russian missile has landed in NATO-friendly Moldova, across the border from Ukraine, as Putin nears the brink of World War III.
The missile landed in the village of Naslavcea this morning after being shot down by air defenses in neighboring Ukraine, Moldova’s Interior Ministry said.
No injuries were reported – but the windows of several houses were blown out when it struck the north end of the village, the ministry said.
“So far there are no reported casualties, but the windows of several houses in Naslavcea have been shattered,” it said.
Naslavcea is located on the border with Ukraine in northern Moldova.
The debris fall on Moldova is the latest spillover from the war in Ukraine to the country – which is a former part of the Soviet Union with a pro-Western government.
Earlier this month, Moldova said Russian cruise missiles targeting Ukraine had crossed its airspace – and urged the Moscow envoy to demand an explanation.
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees have poured into Moldova since Putin invaded Ukraine in February.
Along with Ukraine, the country received candidate status from the EU as a sign of support in the face of the Russian offensive.
It comes as Russia fired dozens of rockets at Ukraine on Monday, destroying energy facilities, causing power outages and cutting off water supplies in some parts of the country, Ukrainian officials said.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said: “Missiles and drones hit ten regions where 18 sites were damaged, most of them energy-related.
“Hundreds of settlements in seven regions of Ukraine have been cut off.”
Water supplies were cut off for 80 percent of Kyiv residents as multiple explosions rocked the capital Kyiv days after Russia blamed Ukraine for drone strikes on its Crimean fleet in the Black Sea.
“Currently, due to the emergency situation in Kyiv, 80 percent of consumers remain without water supply,” said the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko.
“Engineers are also working to restore power to 350,000 homes in Kyiv that were without power.”
Similar attacks targeted infrastructure across Ukraine, including Lviv to the west, Zaporizhia to the south, and Kharkiv to the northeast.
The Russian Defense Ministry said: “Russian forces continued their attacks with long-range, high-precision, air- and sea-launched weapons against Ukraine’s military command and power systems.
“The attack objectives have been achieved. All assigned objects have been hit.”
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