Russia has launched a widespread missile and drone attack in Ukraine ab Kyiv has also been targeted leaving five dead in Lviv and one killed in an airstrike in the Dnipro region.
In total 81 missiles were fired including six Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, eight drones and officials said that they had destroyed 34 cruise missiles.
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russian forces have “returned to their old scheme” of launching massive rocket attacks at night whilst people are sleeping.
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He said: “Russians returned to their old scheme – massive rocket attacks on at night, while people are sleeping.
“Explosions have been recorded in most regions – infrastructure facilities and residential areas have been hit.”
The missile attacks hit energy infrastructure in Kyiv, Odessa and in Kharkiv as air raid sirens could be heard blaring across the country.
According to Governor Oleh Syniehubov 15 missiles hit Kharkiv hitting residential buildings.
He said in a Telegram post, “Objects of critical infrastructure is again in the crosshairs of the occupants.”
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said on Telegram there were “problems with electricity” in some parts of the city.
Andriy Yermak, chief of the Ukrainian presidential staff, wrote on the Telegram, “The terrorists are doing everything they can to leave us without power… They are continuing their terror against peaceful people.”
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has condemned the latest wave of missile strikes today and said Moscow “won’t avoid responsibility.”
In a statement posted on Telegram he said, “Attacks on critical infrastructure and residential buildings. Unfortunately, there are injured and dead. My condolences to the families.”
He added, “The occupiers can only terrorise civilians. That’s all they can do. But it won’t help them. They won’t avoid responsibility for everything they have done.”