Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine
Russia targeted energy infrastructure with missile strikes in several parts of Ukraine early on Thursday, according to Ukrainian officials.
In the southern Odesa region, missile strikes were reported on energy facilities and homes.
Maxim Marchenko, head of the Odesa regional military administration, said no casualties were reported.
“Power supply is currently being restricted. Our air defense units have shot down missiles,” Marchenko said in a Telegram post, adding that a second wave could hit and residents should take shelter.
Northwest of Odesa, missiles also struck the Khmelnytskyi region.
“Remain in your shelters! The enemy is striking the country’s critical infrastructure. Take care of yourself and your loved ones!” Serhiy Hamaliy, head of the Khmelnytskyi regional military administration, said in a Telegram post.
In northeastern Kharkiv meanwhile, Mayor Ihor Terekhov said there was a series of explosions.
“I don’t have details yet, but I ask that everyone be careful,” he said on Telegram. “Our energy infrastructure is in the crosshairs. We are having problems with electricity in some parts of Kharkiv. But we will survive and everything will be repaired.”
Oleh Syniehubov, head of Kharkiv’s military administration, wrote there were at least 15 strikes. “There is a threat of repeat strikes! Stay in your shelters!” he wrote.