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Russian attack on Ukrainian infrastructure left major cities without electricity and water supply

On Wednesday, November 23, Russia launched a massive attack on Ukrainian critical infrastructure and hit facilities in several regions. Emergency power cuts were introduced across the country.

6 people were killed in the attack, and 36 were injured. Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 51 cruise missiles out of 70 fired by Russian forces at different regions of Ukraine. Moreover, 5 enemy drones were successfully destroyed.

As of 16.00, Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, is left without water supply and partly without electricity. 3 people were killed and 11 injured in the attack on the capital, Vitalii Klychko, the city mayor, reported. Klychko also noted, that 21 of 31 rockets launched at Kyiv were shot down by the air defense systems.

PHoto: Andrii Niebytov, the Head of the Main Directorate of the National Police in the Kyiv Region

In the Kyiv region, a residential building was hit. The number of victims is yet to be clarified; at least 20 people were injured, and one person was killed. The whole region faced a blackout, some districts have no heating or running water.

The whole of the Odesa region is left both without power and water supply. In the city of Odesa, central heating and public transport systems are suspended.

In the Lviv region, two rocket strikes damaged power substations. Parts of the region and the city of Lviv experience blackouts. The Chernihiv and the Kirovohrad regions are also left without power supply.

In addition, the South Ukraine, Rivne, and Khmelnytskyi NPP power units were disconnected from the power system due to the Russia’s shelling across the country. Emergency power cuts were introduced across the country.

After the attack, massive power outages are also recorded in Moldova. Mobile connection is also partly disrupted.