Russian cruise missiles cut off electricity of Ukrainian cities
ISWNews Analysis Group: The Russian strategic bombers attacked the energy facilities of different cities of Ukraine using dozens of cruise missiles.
As a result of the Russian army’s large-scale missile attack on Ukrainian cities, Ukrainian energy facilities were attacked and the electricity of 15 cities including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Leviv, Rivne, Lutsk, Sumy, Mirgorod, Khmelnitsky, Zhytomyr, Kriviy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Mykolaiv and Kherson were cut off.
According to Ukrainian media, the attacks were carried out by Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers and dozens of Kha-101 and Kha-55 cruise missiles from the skies near the Kharkiv oblast. Ukrainian air defense has also claimed to destroy 51 Kha-101 and Kha-55 cruise missiles.
According to Oleksiy Kuleba, head of Kyiv Regional Military Administration and other Ukrainian government officials, one person was killed and more than 20 people were injured after one of the Russian missiles hit a residential area in Kyiv.
According to the past procedure, most of the pictures and videos related to the place where the missiles were hit have been censored, and until this moment no statistics have been published on the exact amount of damage and casualties of this attack. But the power cut in several cities and also the stoppage of the export of Ukrainian electricity to Moldova show the heavy blows of Russia to the energy facilities of Ukraine.