The Russian military launched rocket attacks early this morning on a number of Ukrainian regions, including the Black Sea port of Odesa and Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, knocking out power in several areas, regional authorities said. The attacks hit a wide range of targets, including cities stretching from Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia and Rivne in the west to Dnieper and Poltava in central Ukraine.
Rocket attacks across Ukraine
Odesa regional governor Maxim Marchenko said a massive rocket attack hit an energy facility in the port city, causing a power outage.
He said anti-aircraft units shot down some missiles and more attacks could follow.
The governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Sinekhubov, said that the city and the region were hit by about 15 missiles.
Attacks were also reported in the central city of Dnipro and the western cities of Lutsk and Rivne, far from the front lines of last year’s war.
Explosions also echoed in Kyiv
A strong explosion was also heard in Kyiv, reported a journalist of “Kyiv Independent”. Earlier, the military administration of the Kyiv region confirmed how the anti-aircraft defense functioned. The mayor of Kyiv, Vitaly Klitschko, announced on Telegram that the explosions took place in the Kholosivsky district in the northwestern part of the capital of Ukraine.
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