Air raid sirens blared and explosions rang out in almost a dozen main cities as Russia rained missiles throughout Ukraine on Tuesday, in what Kyiv stated was the heaviest wave of missile assaults in almost 9 months of warfare.
A Ukrainian Air Drive spokesman stated Russia had launched about 100 missiles into Ukraine by early night, greater than on October 10, beforehand described as the most important quantity because the opening salvoes of the warfare.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated the principle goal of the missile flurry was power infrastructure.
“It’s clear what the enemy desires. He is not going to obtain this,” he stated in a video tackle circulated on the Telegram messaging app.
Within the capital Kyiv, flames funnelled out of a five-storey condominium block, certainly one of two residential buildings that authorities stated had been hit. Residents later huddled by the smouldering ruins. Kyiv’s mayor stated one individual was confirmed useless and half the capital was with out energy.
Different assaults and explosions had been reported in cities starting from Lviv and Zhytomyr within the west to Kryvy Rih within the south and Kharkiv within the east. Regional officers reported that among the assaults had knocked out electrical energy provides.