Lviv, Ukraine, Oct 31 (EFE).- Russia has fired missiles at Ukrainian energy infrastructure, triggering power outages in several cities of the war-torn country, local authorities said on Monday.
“Russian terrorists have again launched a massive attack against electricity installations in a number of Ukrainian regions,” the deputy head of the Ukrainian office of the president, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, wrote on Telegram.
Explosions at critical power supply facilities were heard in Kirovohrad and Vinnytsia regions, while anti-aircraft defense systems intercepted several Russian missiles in Lviv, according to the Ukrinform news agency.
Numerous neighborhoods in the Ukrainian capital suffered electricity blackouts and water shortages following the attacks, Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said in a Telegram post.
“Part of the capital was blacked out following strikes on critical infrastructure. There is no water supply in some areas,” he wrote.
Russian troops have once again intensified attacks on Kyiv, using kamikaze drones against power infrastructure, as well as other civilian targets.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly condemned Russia’s use of Iranian-made combat drones and urged prompt international action.
Moscow, meanwhile, said these attacks were in response to the truck bomb that damaged sections of Russia’s bridge to the annexed Crimea earlier this month, for which Russia has blamed Kyiv.EFE