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Ukraine updates: Russia renews major missile attacks

Story by dw.com • Yesterday 4:34 PM

Ukraine has been hit by a wave of missile attacks for the first time in weeks, which earlier cut power to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Power to Europe’s largest nuclear plant has since been restored. DW has more.

Ukraine’s military said Russia launched multiple missiles targeting critical infrastructure across the country© Photoshot/picture alliance

Russia unleashed a massive missile barrage on Thursday targeting infrastructure across cities in Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said early Thursday.

Air raid sirens sounded across the country, including the capital, Kyiv. The wave of attacks is the first of its kind in three weeks.

Ukrainian officials said that at least five people had been killed in the wave of attacks, four of whom were killed in the western Lviv region and one in the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said, “Two people were injured” in the Svyatoshynsky district of the capital following the strikes.

The governor of the northeastern Kharkiv region, Oleh Syniehubov, said there had been more than 15 strikes on Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv. “Objects of critical infrastructure are again in the crosshairs,” Syniehubov said in a Telegram post.

In the southern Odesa region, Governor Maksym Marchenk said energy facilities and residential buildings had been hit in strikes. “Fortunately, there were no casualties,” he said but added that “power supply restrictions” were in place.

The attacks were reported to have struck a wide arc of other targets. Explosions were also reported in the cities of Chernihiv, Dnieper, Lutsk, and Rivne, as well as the western Lviv region.

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