Kyiv – Massive Russian strike barrage Monday morning hit critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkov and other cities Ukrainian attack on the Black Sea Fleet over the weekend.
Early in the morning, as residents prepared to go to work, a loud explosion was heard in the Ukrainian capital. Some of them received a text message from emergency services about the threat of a missile attack, and air raid sirens blared him for three straight hours.
According to Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, much of the city was cut off from power and water supply as a result. Local authorities are working to restore damaged energy facilities that power his 350,000 apartments in the capital, he said.
In remote areas, authorities have warned people to prepare for prolonged power outages due to emergency shutdowns. said he received it.
Officials said two strikes hit critical infrastructure in Kharkov and the metro was shut down. Authorities also warned that the strike in the city of Zaporizhia could result in power outages.
A critical infrastructure object was also hit in the Cherkasy region, southeast of Kyiv, and explosions were reported in other parts of Ukraine. According to local authorities, an energy facility was attacked in the Kirovohrad region of central Ukraine. In Vinnytsia, the downed missile hit a civilian building, causing damage but no casualties, said regional governor Serhii Borzov.
Ukrainian Railways reported that parts of Ukrainian Railways were also cut off.
The attack came two days after Russia accused Ukraine of drone strikes against Russia’s Black Sea Fleet off the coast of annexed Crimea. Ukraine denied the attack and said Russia mishandled its weapons, but Moscow still announced it would stop participating in the attack. United Nations Brokered Transactions Allowing safe passage of ships carrying grain from Ukraine.
Speaking about Monday’s attack, the head of the Ukrainian president’s office Andriy Yermak said that Russian forces “continue to fight against civilian targets.”
“We will persevere and generations of Russians will pay a high price for their dishonor,” Yermak said.
Deputy head of the president’s office Kirilo Tymoshenko said an emergency power cut was being carried out after “Russian terrorists launched another massive strike on energy installations in many parts of Ukraine”.
It is the second time this month that Russia has carried out a large-scale attack on Ukraine’s infrastructure. On October 10, a similar attack rocked the war-torn country, following an explosion at the Kerch Bridge, which links annexed Crimea to mainland Russia.
But this time, the Ukrainian military says it was able to intercept most of the missiles launched by Russia.
The Ukrainian Air Force said more than 50 X-101/X-555 cruise missiles were fired from Tu-95/Tu-160 strategic air missile-carrying aircraft from the northern Caspian Sea and the region around Volgodonsk in Russia. in the Rostov region. A total of 44 aircraft were shot down.
The Russian military has yet to comment on the attack.
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