Russia’s Defence Ministry said that they carried out “massive missile strikes” on Ukraine’s “energy facilities” to stop the West supplying tanks and other heavy weaponry to Ukraine.
Russian state news agency RIA, said the Ministry did the missile strike to stop NATO sending the main battle tanks to eastern Ukraine.
Over the last 24 hours of constant missile attacks and the Russian Ministry of Defence said they also struck “Ukrainian defence industry targets.”
Ukraine’s state-run energy operator Ukrenergo said their power network suffered “significant damage” after the “mass” missile attack on Thursday.
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said, “The main targets were energy facilities to deprive Ukrainians of power and warmth.
“The majority of missiles and drones were intercepted by our defenders. Unfortunately, there were hits at substations.
“Nevertheless the situation in the power grid remains under control. Power engineers are doing everything to provide power supply.”
The head of the Kyiv city military administration, Serhiy Popko said that 15 Iranian attack drones were “aimed not only at hitting targets on the ground.”
He added, “According to the new tactics of the aggressor, the drones constitute the first wave of a combined air attack for detecting and exhausting Ukrainian air defense.”