Headline RoundupApril 11th, 2022

Russia Strikes Airport in Eastern Ukraine, Says it Destroyed Missile Systems

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Monday, Russia announced that its missiles had destroyed an airport in the industrial city of Dnipro, Ukraine, where four S-300 missile launchers were reportedly hidden. 

The action seems to be a push to take out weapons obtained by Ukraine from European countries, and an effort to gain Russian air superiority; Russia says the missile launchers were "delivered to the Kyiv regime by a European country." The failure to obtain complete control of Ukraine's skies has limited Russia's ability to advance their troops without incurring greater losses, and Moscow has recently begun targeting airports and train stations.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted that he had contacted German Chancellor Olaf Scholz about the possibility of an embargo on Russian oil and gas, but Germany so far has resisted this move.

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