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Barrage of Russian attacks leaves Ukraine, parts of Moldova in the dark

A barrage of Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure has knocked out power across large areas of...

👤 H K Badal23 Nov 2022 5:14 PM GMT
Barrage of Russian attacks leaves Ukraine, parts of Moldova in the dark


Rescuers work at a residential building destroyed by a Russian missile attack in the town of Vyshhorod near Kyiv.


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A barrage of Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure has knocked out power across large areas of the war-torn country as well as parts of neighbouring Moldova.

In Kyiv, where the water supply was also cut, at least four civilians were killed and nine wounded, authorities said, when a rocket hit a two-storey building on Wednesday (Nov 23).

Multiple regions reported attacks on critical infrastructure in quick succession as Moscow pursues its campaign to debilitate Ukraine's essential services ahead of winter.

Before the latest wave of attacks, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had said Russian strikes had already damaged about half of Ukraine's infrastructure.

Ukrainian officials say they believe Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping that the misery of unheated and unlit homes in the cold and dark of winter will turn public opinion against a continuation of the war, but they say it is having the opposite effect and is strengthening Ukrainian resolve.