Russia’s Former President Calls For Expansion Of Military Targets

The former president of Russia called for the military to expand its military targets in Ukraine, according to Newsmax. Dmitry Medvedev, the deputy chairman of the Security Council, took to Telegram to disseminate his message. 

“(We) need to choose unconventional targets for our strikes. Not just storage facilities, energy hubs, and oil bases,” he said. 

The news comes as Russia deliberates a retaliation after Ukrainian drones reportedly struck Moscow. The drones damaged buildings in the capital and there have not been reports of injuries, but one of the strikes allegedly came close to the headquarters of the Defence Ministry. Ukraine has assured that the drone strikes will continue. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the attack “a retaliation to Russian terrorists for Odesa,” referring to a strike by Russia. But that strike was reportedly in retaliation for a Ukrainian strike that killed a 14-year-old girl’s parents on the Crimean Bridge. 

A video posted to Telegram shows the damage the Ukrainian strike left behind, including the bloodied dead bodies contorted in the vehicle over the bridge. The video documents the girl crying and those trying to help her are telling her to keep still as blood comes through the vehicle’s door. 

Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Belgorod region, condemned the act, which has been dubbed a terrorist act by Russia’s Investigative Committee. While Ukraine’s military tried to accuse Russia of killing its citizens, Ukraine’s media confirmed that the country’s security services attacked the bridge with maritime drones. 

The family was making their way to Crimea for a holiday. Western sanctions have reportedly made it more costly for families to travel to Europe for summer vacation. Trying to avoid traffic, the family left at night before they heard a loud bang, causing lights on the bridge to go out. After the second bang, a relative of the family said that there was no more contact with them.