On day two of massive air strikes, Russia targeted Ukraine’s power infrastructure Ukrainian regions report how much damage they took today
This morning, Russia resumed the massive shelling of Ukrainian cities and infrastructure that it had started the day before. Air-strike warnings were issued in all regions of Ukraine. Reports emerged about shelling and drone attacks in Kyiv and the regions surrounding Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia, Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Rivne, Lviv, Zaporizhzhia, and Mykolaiv.
In the Vinnytsia region, “kamikaze” drones (presumably, the Iranian Shahed-136 drones) twice attacked the Ladyzhinskaya Thermal Power Plant. After the first attack, some of the equipment was damaged, but no one had been injured. According to the company’s press service, during the second attack, rescue workers were needed, and six people were reported injured. Serhiy Borzov, the regional government head, said that, in addition to the TPP, critical infrastructure in the area had been hit, and three people had been injured in the shelling.
According to the Lviv Region’s Governor Maksym Kozitsky, three explosions occurred at two of the region’s energy facilities. Missiles hit the two power substations that had been shelled the day before. In Lviv, according to its Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, 30 percent of the city was temporarily left without electricity following a missile strike. Water supply was disrupted in two urban districts, and one person was reported injured. Water supply problems may also be occurring in other districts, and mobile communications are said to be disrupted. Power outages were also noted throughout the region.
Valentin Reznichenko, the Dnipropetrovsk regional governor, reports that Russia attacked the power infrastructure of the Pavlohrad and Kamensk districts. One of the high-voltage substations is seriously damaged. Many settlements were left without power. An energy conservation regime is in place.
According to Oleksandr Starukh, the head of Zaporizhzhia’s regional government, S-300 missile systems were used to attack the area this morning. Most of the 12 missiles fired hit the island of Khortytsia, which lies within the Zaporizhzhia city limit. Several buildings have been destroyed, reported Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian President’s Office. According to Tymoshenko, two rockets fell near the Metallurg community center. In Zaporizhzhia, two rockets hit a car showroom, killing the 45-year-old security guard. A school and a medical facility also came under fire.
The Russian side attacked Ukrainian regions in two waves, said Yuriy Ignat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force. During the first attack, air defense systems shot down four cruise missiles. 14 more were intercepted in the second attack. As of 2:46 p.m. Kyiv time, the Ukrainian Air Force had shot down 20 cruise missiles and 13 Shahed-136 drones.
The Russian Defense Ministry states that its armed forces continued their massive shelling of Ukraine’s military and energy facilities. According to its briefing, strikes were carried out with “sea- and air-based long-range precision-guided weapons.” “The aim of the strike has been achieved. All targeted facilities have been reached,” said a ministry spokesman in today’s briefing.
The day before, according to the AFU General Staff, Russia had launched more than 60 missile and 30 air strikes, and the Ukrainian air defense shot down 46 missiles and 27 drones. According to the latest data from Ukraine, 23 people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the October 10 shelling. In more than 30 localities, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv, infrastructure has been damaged. Close to 4,000 settlements suffered power outages. Power was restored to most of them by the morning of October 11. In Kyiv, however, rolling blackouts are still possible.
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