Ukrainian authorities on Friday reported explosions in at least three cities and said Russia launched a major missile attack on energy facilities and infrastructure.
Local authorities took to social media to report explosions in the capital Kyiv, southern Kryvyi Rih and northeastern Kharkiv as authorities sounded airstrike alerts across the country to warn of a new devastating barrage from the Russian strikes, which have been ongoing since mid-October take place at times.
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said on the Telegram social media app that the city is without electricity. Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Syniehubov reported three strikes in the city’s critical infrastructure.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a senior official in President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office, reported a strike at a residential building in Kryvyi Rih and warned on Telegram: “There could be people under the rubble.” Emergency services are at the scene, he said.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported explosions in north-eastern Desnianskyi and western Holosiivskyi districts and urged residents to go to emergency shelters.
“The attack on the capital continues,” he wrote on Telegram.
The attacks on energy infrastructure were part of a new Russian strategy to try to freeze Ukrainians into submission after several key battlefield losses at the hands of Russian forces in recent months.
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