Russian rockets are reportedly aiming towards cities across Ukraine
The president of Ukraine stated on Thursday that Russia launched a major missile attack that struck vital infrastructure and residential buildings in ten areas of the country, with officials reporting at least six casualties in the largest such nighttime attack in the past three weeks.
In an effort to terrify Ukrainians once more, Volodymyr Zelensky recalled the onslaught that struck when many people were asleep.
Over the winter, the battlegrounds have mostly reached a standstill. In an apparent effort to demoralize the civilian populace, the Kremlin’s forces began attacking Ukraine’s electricity grid in October. Analysts speculated that Russia may have run out of ammunition when the barrages subsided later. On February 16, there was a final fierce barrage.
According to nuclear state operator Energoatom, the missile attacks caused power to be cut off at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine.
According to Valerii Zaluzhnyi, the chief commander of the military services of Ukraine, Russia launched 81 missiles in all, eight of which exploded. According to him, four helicopters and 34 cruise missiles were destroyed.
According to the city government of Kyiv, the capital was attacked with drones that detonated and missiles. The energy infrastructure was attacked, but many were intercepted.
In Kyiv’s Holosiivskyi area, smoke was seen rising from a facility, and police blocked off all access roads to it.
Three of the power facilities operated by private electricity provider DTEK were damaged, it was stated. Although there were no injuries, the corporation reported that the equipment was seriously harmed.
According to a Facebook post by Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko, energy facilities in many cities were also targeted. With 15 trains delayed, Ukrainian Railways reported power failures in certain locations.
The regions of Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, and Odesa have experienced preventative emergency power outages, according to provider DTEK. According to Klitschko, the emergency power outages left 40% of Kyiv residents without heat. He claimed that water was always available.