Amid a barrage of Russian missile attacks against Ukraine Tuesday, at least seven cities have been struck. This wave of missile attacks on areas across Ukraine is the first this month, after several devastating rounds in October.
“Few missile strikes. Stay in shelters,” Oleksandr Vilkul, head of Kryvyi Rih city military administration in south-central Ukraine, said briefly on Telegram.
At the other end of the country, in the north-west, the city of Rivne was also hit.
“All relevant services are on site. we are working. For now no casualties,” said Vitalii Koval, head of the Rivne region military administration.
In the northern region of Sumy, which borders Russia, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the head of the regional military administration, said that “due to enemy attacks in Sumy city and the region, emergency power outages have been imposed.”
In the central region of Poltava, Dmytro Lenin, head of the military administration, said there had been a strike in the Kremenchuk district but gave no further details.
In the northeast of Ukraine, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said that infrastructure has been hit by Russian missiles.
“Critical infrastructure facility was hit. There is no information about casualties at this time. Because of the damage to the facility there are problems with power supply,” he said on Telegram. “Ground electric transport and subway have been suspended. Power engineers and utility workers are doing everything to normalize life in Kharkiv as soon as possible.”
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, said that in Kyiv, “two hits of Russian missiles were detected. Enemy weapons hit residential buildings. Rescuers and doctors are already working on the spot.”
He said several missiles were destroyed by air defense forces.
Air defense was also said to be working in the city of Lviv after officials warned of missile attacks and asked residents to stay in shelters. It’s unclear whether explosions in Lviv were missile impacts or the work of air defenses.