Russia’s heavy shelling of Ukraine, no water in most of Kyiv

Kyiv, UKRAINE — Massive air strikes by Russian cruise missiles and drones early Monday struck critical infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities in apparent retaliation for Ukraine’s attack on the Black Sea, disrupting capital and power supplies. . Fleet.Russia stepped up its attacks on Ukraine’s power plants and other critical infrastructure as the war entered nine months. As a result, many parts of Ukraine are already experiencing power outages.” “The Kremlin is retaliating for military failures on peaceful people without electricity and heating before winter comes,” the Kyiv regional governor said. Oleksii Kuleba said. The Russian Ministry of Defense said the Russian military “strikes Ukraine’s military command and energy systems with long-range, high-precision air and sea-based weapons”. “The target of the attack has been achieved,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. Meanwhile, a dozen ships laden with grain left Ukrainian ports on Monday, despite Russia’s threat to resume lockdowns that threaten global hunger. The Ministry of Infrastructure said. A ship carries Ukrainian wheat to Ethiopia, and a severe drought is affecting millions of people. The Ukrainian Air Force says it has shot down 44 of more than 50 cruise missiles fired by Russia. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Russian missiles and drones hit 10 regions of Ukraine and damaged 18 regions (mostly energy facilities). Hundreds of power outages in seven regions of Ukraine, he said in a Facebook post. Most Russian missiles were shot down. Thirteen people were injured as a result of the morning attack, police chief Ihor Klymenko said. Loud explosions were heard throughout the Ukrainian capital as residents prepared to go to work. Emergency services texted about the threat of a missile attack, and air strike sirens sounded for three hours during the morning rush hour. Damage to power facilities. By Monday evening, workers had reduced that percentage to 40% and the number of apartments without electricity from 350,000 to 270,000. To reduce power consumption, Kyiv authorities have extended the gap between subways and replaced electric trolleybusters and trams with buses, Klitschko said. Subway service resumed Monday night. Hundreds of people across Kyiv filled plastic bottles and cans with water, often manually pumping water from wells for more than an hour. “It affects our lives and is really uncomfortable.” The 34-year-old resident, who agreed to give only his own name, Denis, said as he collected the water. “But it doesn’t really matter. The problem is that we are at war.” Smoke rose from a missile attack or shot down by Ukrainian forces on the left bank of the Dnieper River in Kyiv. Coalition journalists saw soldiers examining the crater and debris. A missile was dropped on the outskirts of Kyiv. According to eyewitnesses, the missile flew fast and low and sounded like a bomb exploding. “It was scary,” said Oleksandr Ryabchev, 28, on his way to work. You can see this cruise missile. I didn’t even go to work. I went home.” Prime Minister Shmihal said emergency power outages were ongoing in Kyiv, Zaporizia, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions. “Today, as in the past few weeks, it is important for Ukrainians to consume energy carefully and reduce the load on the grid,” the official said. Energy facilities in central Ukraine’s Kirovohrad region have been damaged, local authorities said. In Vinnica, debris from the downed missile fell on civilian buildings, but no one was injured, the local government said. A portion of the Ukrainian railway network has been cut off, the Ukrainian Railways reported. Ukraine denied the attack, saying Russia mishandled its weapons, but Moscow still announced that it would retaliate by halting its participation in a deal mediated by the United Nations and Turkey to allow the safe passage of ships carrying grain in Ukraine. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar urged. Russian side Sergei Shoigu “reconsidered” Moscow’s cessation of participation in a grain trade that allowed Moscow to export more than 9 million tonnes of grain from Ukraine over a phone call on Monday. In a statement, Akar called the agreement an example of how issues could be resolved through “cooperation and dialogue”, calling it “a total humanitarian action” that must be kept separate from conflict. Monday’s strike was the third this month. Russia has launched a massive attack on Ukrainian infrastructure. On October 10, a similar attack shook the war-torn country after an explosion at the Kerch Bridge linking Crimea with mainland Russia. This is the case in which Moscow criticized Kyiv. One of the Russian missiles shot down by Ukraine landed in a city on the border with Moldova, causing no damage but no casualties. Moldova’s Ministry of Interior has released photos showing plumes of smoke rising over Naslavchea, a northern city on the Ukrainian border, and photos showing broken windows. In another development, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on Monday it reported partial completion. It ostensibly fulfilled its promise to end the call with 300,000 people. However, some human rights lawyers warned that only Putin could end the call by signing a decree.——— Suzan Fraser of Ankara, Turkey; Karel Janicek of Prague; And Sabina Niksic of Sarajevo, Bosnia, contributed to this report.———AP War Report (see https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine) ———This article is intended to showcase Monday’s attack. It is changed. The third major Russian offensive on Ukrainian infrastructure this month was not the second, but the third.
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