Putin blitzes Ukraine with another mass barrage of missiles leaving Kyiv, Kharkiv and other cities without power and water
- 40 Russian missiles fired at Ukraine early Monday, government adviser said
- Kyiv was left partially without power after at least five explosions in the city
- Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and Cherkasy also reported attacks on power stations
- Comes after Russia accused Ukraine of drone attack on Black Sea fleet
Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, said parts of the city were without power on Monday morning as witnesses reported at least five explosions across the capital.
Meanwhile there were also reports of strikes in Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and the Cherkasy region, in central Ukraine.
In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, the underground system was stopped after the power failed while Zaporzhzhia and Cherkasy were suffering blackouts.
Russian missiles are shot down over Kyiv on Monday morning amidst a barrage by Moscow’s troops which hit Ukrainian power stations
Russia has been targeting civilian infrastructure including electricity and water supplies in an apparent attempt to freeze Ukrainians in their homes as winter hits.
Facing setbacks on the battlefield, Moscow seems to be targeting civilians to break their will to continue the war. Such attacks are war crimes, under international law.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to President Zelensky, said around 40 missiles had been fired at Ukraine in the early hours.
It comes after a weekend in which Russia blamed Ukraine for a drone attack on its Black Sea fleet.
Moscow has since withdrawn its support for ships taking grain out of Ukraine’s ports and into world markets, saying it could ‘no longer guarantee their safety.’
Dmytro Kuleba, the Ukrainian foreign minister, added: ‘Another batch of Russian missiles hits Ukraine’s critical infrastructure.
‘Instead of fighting on the battlefield, Russia fights civilians.
‘Don’t justify these attacks by calling them a “response.” Russia does this because it still has the missiles and the will to kill Ukrainians.’
Incredible video footage from a Ukrainian underwater drone appears to show the Russian Black Sea flagship, Admiral Makarov