Russia’s missile attack on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities on Monday was a reminder that the Kremlin retains considerable destructive capabilities. The best response is to provide Ukraine with more weapons, including better air defenses.
Russian-patterned attacks go back to the early days of the invasion. Ukraine records a clear military success, as they (or someone else) did in attacking the Kerch bridge between Russia and Crimea. Russia responds with an attack on civilian targets or critical infrastructure such as water or power plants.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-missile-defenses-for-ukraine-11665441980 More Missile Defenses for Ukraine