One of the biggest bombardments, since the war started, has seen a wave of Russian missile attacks target cities all around Ukraine.
Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported that explosions in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv resulted in the hospitalisation of at least three individuals, among them a 14-year-old girl.
The cities of Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Zhytomyr also reported hearing blasts.
According to the Ukrainian military, 69 missiles were fired, 54 of which were shot down by air defences.
More than 120 missiles have been fired towards infrastructure used by civilians, according to presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak earlier.
Maksym Marchenko, the regional governor of the southern province of Odesa, described a “huge missile attack on Ukraine” after the airstrike, which lasted for about five hours.
Russia allegedly assaulted Ukraine from “different directions with air and sea-based cruise missiles,” according to the Ukrainian Air Force. It further mentioned that several Kamikaze drones had been used.
In an operational briefing, Brig Gen Oleksiy Hromov stated that the attacks had targeted energy infrastructure all around the nation.
Oleksiy Arestovych, a presidential adviser, advised citizens to seek shelter as air raid alerts sounded around the nation. He also stated that the air defences of the nation were in action.
According to the city military administration in Kyiv, wreckage from missiles that were destroyed caused damage to two homes. According to Mr Klitschko, air defences shot down 16 missiles above the city.
Governor Vitaly Kim reported that five missiles were thwarted by air defences in Mykolaiv’s southern district.
Mr Marchenko reported that the Ukrainian military shot down 21 missiles in the Odesa region. A residential building had been struck by missile fragments, he continued, but there had been no injuries.
A senior adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky also reported that a missile had struck a resident’s home in a settlement located in the western part of Ivano-Frankivsk but didn’t explode.
Strikes at powerhouses
Recently, Ukraine has been subjected to dozens of Russian strikes, which have repeatedly resulted in power outages all around the nation. Herman Halushchenko, Ukraine’s energy minister, claimed that the most recent attacks had damaged power plants and described the situation in the Odesa and Kyiv regions as “tough.”
While Mr Klitschko said that 40% of Kyiv was still without electricity on Thursday, the mayor of Lviv reported that 90% of his city was without power.
Odesa and Dnipropetrovsk regions both reported power outages.