On Independence Day, we should expect an increase in enemy shelling, - OP

12:02 21 August Kyiv, Ukraine

The aggressor country Russia will try to increase the number of rocket attacks on some Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, on the Independence Day of Ukraine. This was stated by Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President Mikhail Podolyak on the air of the telethon on Sunday, August 21.

"Russia is an archaic state, and it ties its actions to certain dates. For them, these are some kind of obsessive thoughts. They hate us, so they will try on August 23-24 to increase the number of cruise missile attacks on a number of our cities. Of course, Kyiv will be on the list of these cities," Podolyak said.

According to him, the Russians want to receive compensation in this way for being humiliated, and that is why the number of shelling of Ukrainian cities will be increased.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine would celebrate Independence Day and other important historical dates, despite the war. Also became known plan of events for the celebration of Independence Day.

On the eve of the celebration of Independence Day in Kyiv, destroyed Russian military equipment was exhibited on Khreshchatyk.