In the morning hours, there were reports of a flight alert going off over large parts of Ukraine. Among others, in the cities of Kyiv, Odessa, Mykolaiv and Kharkiv.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko confirmed that explosions occurred in several places in the metropolitan area.
– Stay in shelters, he writes on Telegram.
The governor of the Kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba, said that Russia had launched a “major attack” on Ukraine.
According to Reuters, an official in the Ukrainian presidential office said that a group of apartments was bombed in the city of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine.
Also in Kharkiv, local authorities reported that explosions were heard in the morning hours. The governor later confirmed that critical infrastructure was under attack.
According to the electricity company Oblenergo, Kharkiv was left without electricity completely, according to Reuters.
The same should be in the city of Poltava, according to the city governor.
The governor of Odessa also confirms that the city’s vital infrastructure has been bombed.
In Sumy, Governor Dymytro Zhyvytskyi states that the city is experiencing temporary blackouts as a result of the Russian missile attacks.
– Do not ignore flight alerts, stay in shelters, writes Kirilo Tymoshenko in the Presidential Office of Ukraine on Telegram.
According to the Governor of Mykolaiv, more than 60 Russian missiles were seen heading towards Ukraine.
Ukraine’s railway operator reported that several sections were left without power as a result of the attacks, Reuters writes.
Russia has recently carried out several major attacks on critical infrastructure, among other things, that have left areas without electricity.
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