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Russia again pounds critical infrastructure in several Ukrainian cities

Ukrainian officers on Monday morning reported a large barrage of Russian strikes on critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and different cities.

Part of the Ukrainian capital was lower off from energy and water provides in consequence, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko mentioned. Officials reported doable energy outages in the cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia following the strikes.

Agence France-Presse quoted  the deputy head of Ukraine’s presidency, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, as saying, “Russian terrorists have again launched a massive attack against electricity installations in a number of Ukrainian regions.”

Critical infrastructure objects had been additionally hit in the Cherkasy area southeast of Kyiv and explosions had been reported in different areas of Ukraine.

In the Kirovohrad area of central Ukraine, the vitality facility was hit, in response to native authorities. In Vinnytsia, a missile that was shot down landed on civilian buildings, ensuing in harm however no casualties, in response to regional governor Serhii Borzov.

In Kharkiv, the subway ceased working. Some elements of Ukrainian railways had been additionally lower off from energy, the Ukrainian Railways reported.

A destroyed car is seen on the main road, in Bakhmut
A destroyed automobile is seen on a major street as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues. in the japanese Donbas area of Bakhmut, Ukraine, on October 30, 2022.

CLODAGH KILCOYNE / REUTERS


The assaults got here two days after Russia accused Ukraine of a drone assault in opposition to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet off the coast of the annexed Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine has denied the assault, saying Russia mishandled its personal weapons, however Moscow nonetheless introduced it was halting its participation in a U.N.-brokered deal to permit secure passage of ships carrying grain from Ukraine.

Commenting on Monday’s assaults, the top of Ukraine’s presidential office Andriy Yermak mentioned Russian forces “continue to fight with civilian facilities.”

“We will persevere, and generations of Russians will pay a high price for their disgrace,” Yermak mentioned.

It was the second time this month that Russia unleashed a large barrage of strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure. On Oct. 10, an identical assault rocked the war-torn nation following an explosion on the Kerch Bridge linking annexed Crimea to mainland Russia, an incident Moscow blamed on Kyiv.

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