Russia fired 81 missiles on Ukraine, 6 people dead; Power-water supply disrupted
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that Moscow fired missiles to terrorize the people of Ukraine.
Air raid sirens rang out throughout the night across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv. The attacks took place in the western areas of Kyiv.
Russia again launched missile attacks on the cities of Ukraine. Residential buildings were also targeted. Six people have died in these attacks.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that Moscow fired missiles to terrorize the people of Ukraine. Earlier, the Kremlin had carried out missile attacks on 16 February.
According to Valery Zalujny, chief commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia launched a total of 81 missiles and eight drone strikes. Defense systems were activated across the country.
Ukraine destroys Russian drones and missiles
Ukraine shot down 34 missiles and four drones. Air raid sirens rang out throughout the night across Ukraine, including the capital Kyiv. The attacks took place in the western areas of Kyiv. 15 missile attacks were carried out in Kharkiv. Mobile communications and public transport were disrupted in the city due to the power outage.
Five people were killed in a missile attack on a residential area. Three buildings were destroyed. One person was killed and two others were injured in several attacks in the Dnipropetros area. Odessa Governor Maxim Marchenko said residential buildings were damaged in the attacks in his area.
People forced to stay in cold due to power cut
Power supply has been stopped in Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa. Due to the emergency power cut, people in 40 percent of the houses in Kiev are forced to chill in the cold of about nine degrees Celsius. They are not able to keep the house warm. Water supply is also disrupted. According to Ukrainian Railways, 15 trains were delayed due to the power cut.
Blackout at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, threat of nuclear catastrophe
Missile attacks have disrupted power supplies at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine, which is occupied by the Russian military. It is the sixth time Europe's largest nuclear plant has suffered a blackout.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has expressed concern about the blackout. Nuclear accident in Zaporizhzhya threatens devastation. Nuclear power plants require continuous power to run. A nuclear plant may melt down if the cooling system does not work.