Russia carried out a “huge” barrage of strikes on important infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and different cities on Monday morning, Ukrainian authorities reported.
A part of the Ukrainian capital was lower off from energy and water provides because of the assaults, Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko mentioned.
Officers reported potential energy outages within the cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia too.
Vital infrastructure objects have been additionally hit within the Cherkasy area southeast of Kyiv, and explosions have been reported in different areas, together with Vinnytsia in central Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia within the southeast, and Lviv in western Ukraine.
In Kharkiv, the subway ceased working. Some elements of Ukrainian railways have been additionally lower off from energy, the Ukrainian Railways reported.
Ukrainian sources declare Moscow forces used drones and strategic bombers in Monday’s wave of strikes. There have been no fast reviews of potential casualties.
The assault comes two days after Russia accused Ukraine of a drone assault towards Russia’s Black Sea Fleet off the coast of the annexed Crimean Peninsula.
Ukraine has denied the assault, saying that Russia mishandled its personal weapons, however Moscow nonetheless introduced halting its participation in an UN-brokered deal to permit protected passage of ships carrying grain from Ukraine.
Commenting on Monday’s assaults, the pinnacle of Ukraine’s presidential workplace Andriy Yermak mentioned that Russian forces “proceed to combat with civilian amenities”.
“We’ll persevere, and generations of Russians can pay a excessive worth for his or her shame,” Yermak mentioned.
It is the second time this month that Russia unleashed a large barrage of strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure.
On 10 October, 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.