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Ukraine on Wednesday accused Moscow of firing missiles at Kyiv, killing three people, injuring six and damaging infrastructure, leading to new power outages in several cities.

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Ukraine on Wednesday accused Moscow of firing missiles at Kyiv, killing three people, injuring six and damaging infrastructure, leading to new power outages in several cities.

OLEG PETRASYUK/EPA

Russia denied this Thursday an attack on Kyiv on Wednesday and cited anti-aircraft missile systems.Ukrainians and foreignersResponsibility for damage caused in the Ukrainian capital.

“There were no shellings in Kyiv. The Kyiv regime reported about all the destruction in the city are the result of the fall of foreign anti-aircraft missiles and Ukrainians installed in residential areas of the Ukrainian capital,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

Ukraine on Wednesday accused Moscow of firing missiles at Kyiv, killing three people, injuring six and damaging infrastructure, leading to new power outages in several cities.

Local authorities in several regions of Ukraine reported numerous attacks, indicating a coordinated offensive by Russian forces that mainly targeted critical infrastructure. i.e. energeticbut also houses.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that “one of the capital’s infrastructure facilities was damaged” and that there were “several more explosions in different areas” of the city, which also disrupted the water supply.

Power outages were recorded in different parts of Kyiv, Kharkov, Lvov and the southern region of Odessa.

The attack comes hours after Ukrainian authorities reported a night-time rocket launch that destroyed a maternity hospital in southern Ukraine, killing a two-day-old baby.

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The situation was even more serious in the city of Kherson (south), from which Russia withdrew almost two weeks ago after several months of occupation, where power and water lines were cut off.

Many doctors in the city had to work without light, could not use elevators to transport patients to operating rooms, and worked with headlights, cell phone flashlights, and flashlights.

The CEO of the Ukrainian power industry called the destruction of the network “colossal”

According to the Ukrainian operator Energoatom, the attacks led to the disconnection of three Ukrainian nuclear power plants from the power grid, which, however, have already started working again, leading to serious power outages.

Russia attacked electrical network and other important installations on Ukrainian soil with missiles and drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) a few weeks ago, apparently to turn the cold and darkness of winter into a weapon against Ukraine.

Source: Observador

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