Kiev (EFE) , as reported by the Ukrainian authorities.
The attack, for which Russia has used dozens of cruise missiles fired from the Black Sea, has targeted electrical infrastructure.
In the capital, it has left 15% of the inhabitants without electricity, as announced by the electricity company, and has also caused power outages in Odesa, in southern Ukraine.
Some of the missiles have hit residential areas. “In the courtyard of a residential building there are cars on fire. Two people are injured, ”the mayor of kyiv, Vitalii Klychko, said on his Telegram account.
In Kharkov, the city’s governor has also used his Telegram account to report that “the enemy has launched fifteen attacks on the city and the region, which have targeted “essential infrastructures.”
The director of the electric company Yasno, Serhiy Kovalenko, announced that due to the attack scheduled emergency cuts of electricity supply will be applied in a “preventive” manner.
The offensive in the east continues
Millions of Ukrainians have suffered periodic blackouts throughout the winter as a result of Russian bombing.
Ukraine has improved its level of protection of its basic infrastructures thanks to the Western anti-aircraft systems it has received and has managed to fully restore the electricity supply.
In this context and during the last 24 hours, the Ukrainian Armed Forces say they have repelled more than 110 Russian attacks throughout the country and have attacked 13 enemy military groups.
Despite the fact that Russia has bombarded different areas of Ukraine “the main efforts of the enemy continue to focus on carrying out offensive actions on the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Shakhtarsk fronts”, in the east of the country, the General Staff explained on Thursday. General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on his Facebook account.
According to the military report, “the Russians continue to violate the rules of International Humanitarian Law, carrying out attacks and artillery bombardments against civilian objects and houses, and trying to destroy the critical infrastructure of our country.”
Just yesterday, Russian forces “carried out 25 airstrikes, 2 missile strikes, as well as 32 multiple-launch missile system strikes,” the Ukrainian military said.