Ukraine denounces “massive” Russian missile strikes



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Ukraine denounced Thursday morning “massive” Russian missile strikes. Explosions were heard in several cities, including Lviv, Zhytomyr, Odessa and Kyiv, where three people were injured, according to the capital’s mayor. Follow the latest developments in the conflict live.

  • 9:14 am: explosions in kyiv, at least three injured

“At present, three people have been injured, including a 14-year-old girl. All are hospitalized,” mayor Vitali Klitchko wrote on Telegram, following a new salvo of Russian strikes.

  • 9:13 a.m.: More than 120 missiles fired by Russia, kyiv says

“The enemy is attacking Ukraine on several fronts, with cruise missiles fired from planes and ships,” the Air Force announced on social media.

“More than 120 missiles were launched to destroy essential civilian infrastructure and kill civilians en masse,” added Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhailo Podoliak on Twitter, without giving a toll of possible casualties.

  • 8:58 am: 90% of the city of Lviv without electricity after Russian strikes

On the social network Telegram, the mayor of Lviv, Andriï Sadovy, indicated that “90% of the city is without electricity (…) the trams and trolleybuses no longer run in the city, there could be power cuts water”.

  • 8:12 a.m .: Ukraine denounces “massive” Russian missile strikes

Ukraine was targeted by a fresh salvo of Russian missiles this morning, as explosions were heard in several towns after gunfire from Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defense system, Ukrainian authorities said.

More than 100 missiles targeted Ukraine in waves and anti-aircraft warning sirens were heard across the country, a Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksi Arestovych wrote on Facebook.

Explosions were heard in Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Odessa, according to a Reuters correspondent and local media. Power cuts have been announced in the Odessa and Dnipropetrovsk regions, to minimize potential damage to strategic infrastructure.

With AFP, AP and Reuters


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