Day 143: At Least 8 Civilians Killed in Separate Attacks as Air Raid Sirens Ring Out Across Kyiv

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    The Facts

    • At least eight civilians have been killed and 18 more were injured in Russian bombardment across Ukraine in the last 24hrs as air raid sirens ring out across the capital of Kyiv.

    • Ukraine's air force said Russian planes launched several cruise missiles, four of which were intercepted, on the city of Dnipro late on Friday. Officials said the strikes hit a factory and nearby streets, killing at least three people and injuring 15.


    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    In another deadly week for Ukraine, Russia continues to target and kill civilians. These are egregious violations of international law and should be punished by the international community.

    Pro-Russia narrative

    As Russian officials have said several times, Russia does not target civilians and its air strikes are only directed towards military targets. Assertions to the contrary are only efforts to whip up hate against Russia and its people.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 70% chance that more than 100,000 people will be killed in the Russo-Ukrainian War in 2022, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Establishment split

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    PRO

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