Russia Fires Massive Missile Barrage Across Ukraine

Russian forces launched a massive missile strike on Ukraine on December 29, targeting multiple regions, including the capital Kyiv, in one of its largest assaults in weeks.

  • Russia launched 69 missiles (initial reports had put the number at 120).
  • Ukraine shot down 54 of them.
  • Russia also used at least 11 Iranian kamikaze drones.
  • Russian ally Belarus claimed that its air defense shot down a Ukrainian defense missile headed for Belarus.
  • No deaths were reported, but three Ukrainians were wounded.
  • The injured include a 14-year-old girl.

The missiles that evaded Ukraine’s defense systems also damaged energy facilities and water stations, which has increased the suffering of the population. Ninety percent of the city of Lviv is now without power.

Senseless barbarism. These are the only words that come to mind seeing Russia launch another missile barrage at peaceful Ukrainian cities ahead of New Year.
—Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister

The Russian military has faltered in its efforts to conquer Ukraine, but Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to lose the war. This barrage of missiles shows that he remains capable of escalation.

The Trumpet said: Editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote about Russia’s invasion on Feb. 25, 2022, the day after it began, stating: “I have been warning for more than two decades that Vladimir Putin would be responsible for violent conquests and that he would set in motion some astonishing and historic events.” Mr. Flurry explained that his warning about Putin’s Russia is based on his understanding of the Bible:

Ezekiel 38 is an especially important passage about Russia. … This whole chapter contains staggering understanding about the powerful Russian empire and its widely feared “prince.” … I strongly believe this “chief prince” is Vladimir Putin, and I have explained why many times over the past 20 years. The alarming and sobering scenes coming out of Ukraine today dramatically prove that this understanding is right. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled this very moment in Ukraine!

Learn more: To better understand Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to grasp it in the prophetic context, read Mr. Flurry’s free booklet The Prophesied ‘Prince of Russia.’