Russia launches ‘massive’ strikes on Ukraine after Western allies agree to send tanks

Russia launched what the head of Ukraine’s armed forces called “massive” missile strikes Thursday, as Moscow hurled 55 air and sea-based missiles at targets including the capital Kyiv.

The attacks come after the U.S. and Germany’s momentous decision Wednesday to send battle tanks to Ukraine. Now, talk has turned to the possible supply of other firepower, namely fighter jets.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked Kyiv’s allies for supplying tanks, but said he had asked NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for more assistance.

“We have to unlock the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine, it is important for us to expand our cooperation in artillery, we have to achieve the supply of aircraft to Ukraine. And this is a dream. And this is a task,” he said in his nightly address.