Putin vows to "intensify" strikes on Ukraine after Russian city shelled
The big picture: The Ukrainian Air Force said in a Telegram post that it shot down 87 of the 90 "Shahed-type" drones on New Year's Eve — part of a wave of Russian military attacks to hit the country since Friday.
Driving the news: Putin said during a New Year's Day visit to a Moscow military hospital that Ukraine should expect more strikes after the Saturday shelling of the Russian border city of Belgorod that killed 20 people and wounded more than 100 others — which he denounced as a "terrorist act" that he blamed on Kyiv.
- "They want to intimidate us and create uncertainty within our country. We will intensify strikes," Putin said. "Not a single crime against our civilian population will go unpunished."
- "Our weapons, our equipment, artillery, our shells, our drones, our naval 'greetings' to the enemy and at least a million Ukrainian FPV drones," Zelensky said, per a transcript.
- Kyiv typically doesn't comment on strikes on Russian soil.
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