Massive’ missile onslaught strikes targets throughout Ukraine

Massive’ missile onslaught strikes targets throughout Ukraine

According to Ukrainian sources, Russia bombarded Ukraine with missiles on Friday, destroying energy facilities and knocking off power while people took refuge in bomb shelters across the country.

According to regional officials, the most recent of three large waves of missile attacks since October targeted vital infrastructure in the eastern province of Kharkiv, the Black Sea region of Odessa, and west-central Ukraine’s Vinnytsia.

Kharkiv, Poltava, and portions of Kyiv were left without electricity, and the northern Sumy region was also affected, they added.

At least three explosions shook Kiev, according to Reuters witnesses in the capital, and air defense systems were activated throughout Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian railway operator, a number of rail lines are without power.

“They intend to destroy and enslave us. However, we will not capitulate. We will suffer, “53-year-old Lidiya Vasilieva remarked as she sought cover at a Kyiv train station.

“I want the battle to end quickly. But I am willing to wait as long as necessary “She stated,

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the president’s office, reported that a residential structure had been struck in the center city of Kryvyi Rih and that there may be persons buried beneath the rubble.

There were no initial reports of injuries, and it was unclear whose vital infrastructure had been affected.

“Remain in shelters and do not disregard air raid alerts,” Tymoshenko warned on the Telegram messaging app.

Officials in the Zaporizhzhia region of southeastern Ukraine cautioned people to anticipate additional power outages as engineers attempt to repair damage caused by Russian attacks.

Oleksandr Starukh, the regional governor of Zaporizhzhya, posted on Telegram, “We know of 15 impacts by Russian missiles (in the region).” “We advise citizens to prepare for potential temporary restrictions during infrastructure rehabilitation”

Energy provider DTEK stated that it has already implemented power outages in Kyiv to allow for repairs.

Russia, which invaded Ukraine in February, has been attacking Ukrainian energy infrastructure since October, resulting in widespread power disruptions at the beginning of winter.

Moscow asserts that the attacks on fundamental infrastructure are militarily justifiable. Ukraine asserts that assaults designed to cause human suffering constitute war crimes.

 

 

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