As Russia launched sustained strikes in various parts of Ukraine, air raid sirens rang across the country.
Residents were urged to seek shelter and not ignore warnings.
The Kremlin attacked critical infrastructure in Kharkiv Ukraine’ssecond largest city and Zaporizhzhia’s power plants.
Sites were also targeted in Khmelnitskyi, western Ukraine, as well as the central Dnipropetrovsk area.
Although the Ukrainian air defenses claimed they had destroyed a lot of drones and missiles, it was discovered that Russia also launched S-300 rockets which could not be intercepted.
Anatolii Kurtiev, Zaporizhzhia’s city council secretary, said that the city was hit 17 times in an hour. This he claimed made it the most intense bombardment since February last year.
Authorities in Kharkiv were trying to determine the extent of the damage and how many people died. Mayor Ihor Terekhov stated that there might be disruptions to the heating system and electricity supply.
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SerhiyPopko, the head of Kyiv’s military administration, stated to residents that there is a strong threat of missile attack. I want to
Do not ignore the sirens.
According to military analysts, Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes Europe will lose support for Ukraine. Moscow is thought to be preparing major offensive in a bid to gain territorial gains as the anniversary is near.
According to Kyiv’s military intelligence, Russian forces intensified their attacks in the Donetsk, Luhansk, and partially occupied Donetsk regions. The aim was to seize control of the entire industrial area, also known as the Donbas.
Since 2014, separatists backed by Moscow have been fighting the Ukrainian forces.
Serhiy Haidai, Luhansk governor, stated to Ukrainian radio that the frequency of shelling had increased over the past week to ten days.
“The daily attack rate has risen.”