KYIV: A Russian Missile barrage on The war spilling out of Ukraine was caused by the power grid. into neighboring countries Tuesday, hitting NATO member Poland Providing electricity for large areas of Moldova
Many of the strikes were a disaster Ukraine into President Volodymr Zeleskyy was adamant about the darkness, and he drew defiance. He shook his hand and declared: “We will survive everything.”
It was Russia’s largest barrage to date, with some of the missiles Crossed into PolandAccording to a U.S. official two people were killed at the location. It was the first wartime that it had happened. Russian Weapons have fallen on A NATO country.
Piotr Mueller, the Polish government spokesperson, didn’t immediately confirm the information provided by a senior U.S. intelligence officer who spoke on Because of the sensitive nature and urgency of the situation, anonymity is required.
An additional person confirmed the apparent Russian missiles Hit a site Poland About 15 miles from the Ukrainian border
Mueller stated that top leaders had called an emergency meeting to discuss a matter of concern. “crisis situation.”
Polish media reported Tuesday afternoon that two people were killed when a projectile hit an area of grain drying in Przewodow (a Polish village close to the border with Poland). Ukraine.
The same happened to Moldova, a neighboring country. An official stated that the strike knocked out the key power line which supplies the tiny nation. The country experienced massive power outages.
Zelenskyy stated that Russia fired at most 85 missiles missilesMost of the missiles were directed at the country’s power plants and blacked out many other cities.
“We’re working, will restore everything. We will survive everything,” The president pledged. His energy minister declared that the attack was “the most massive” Bombardment of power stations in the almost 9-month-old Russian Invasion of power generation and transmission systems.
Herman Haluschenko described the missile attacks as “a very serious act of aggression.” “another attempt at terrorist revenge” After diplomatic and military setbacks for Russia, he accused it of being a terrorist country. He accused Russia “trying to cause maximum damage to our energy system on the eve of winter.”
After days of euphoria that had been accompanied by an aerial assault in Kyiv’s capital, Kyiv, at least one victim died in the attack. Ukraine It was sparked by its greatest military success, the retaking of Kherson’s southern city last week.
The country’s power grid was already damaged by attacks that had destroyed approximately 40% of its energy infrastructure.
Russian Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, has not commented on Since his troops had pulled out against a Ukrainian attack, Kherson’s forces have been retreating. However, the scale of Tuesday’s strikes speaks volumes and suggests anger in the Kremlin.
The late afternoon was the best time to hit targets, as it is just before sunset. Russian The military made rescue workers work in darkness and allowed repair crews little time to assess damage.
More than 12 regions, including Lviv in the West, Kharkiv (Nordeast) and other areas in between, reported air defenses trying to shoot or launching strikes. missiles down. At least twelve regions reported power outages, which affected cities that collectively have millions of inhabitants. Authorities said that power went out in half of Kyiv. Ukrainian Railways warned of delays to trains nationwide.
Zelenskyy warned people that there could be more strikes, and advised them to remain safe and seek shelter.
“Most of the hits were recorded in the center and in the north of the country. In the capital, the situation is very difficult,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a senior official, said it.
He stated that 15 energy targets were destroyed and that 70 had been lost. missiles were shot down. Spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force stated that Russia used X-101 cruisers and X-555 cruisers. missiles.
Tymoshenko appealed to Ukrainians to respond to attacks in every city. “hang in there.”
Russia is increasingly turning to targeted warfare as it loses more of its combat capabilities. UkraineThe power grid seems to be trying to turn the approaching winter around into You can make a weapon out of people who are left in the dark and cold.
Mayor Vitali Klitschko in Kyiv stated that authorities found a body inside one of the three residences that were damaged in Kyiv’s capital. DTEK also announced emergency blackouts.
A presidential aide published video showing a five-story building, which appears to be residential in Kyiv on Flamming flames infiltrating apartments. Klitschko stated that air defense units also shot some missiles.
After meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart, Wopke Hoekstra, Dutch Foreign Minister, went to a bomb shelter near Kyiv and described the bombardment from that safe place. “an enormous motivation to keep standing shoulder-to-shoulder” With Ukraine.
“There can be only one answer, and that is: Keep going. Keep supporting Ukraine, keep delivering weapons, keep working on accountability, keep working on humanitarian aid,” He said.
Ukraine The area has experienced a period of relative calm, compared to previous missile and drone attacks a few weeks ago.
As authorities worked tirelessly to return Kherson, the strikes occurred at a time when they were already on high alert. on Its feet and started to investigate alleged Russian There are also abuses in the area.
The head of the U.N. monitoring mission for human rights in the southern part of the city is currently without power or water. UkraineMatilda Bogner on Tuesday is decried “dire humanitarian situation” there.
Bogner, speaking from Kyiv said that her teams are planning to travel by Kherson to investigate the allegations of nearly 80 cases involving forced disappearances and arbitrarily detained persons.
The National Police of UkraineIgor Klymenko stated that authorities will begin investigating claims from Kherson residents. Russian Forces set up at most three alleged torture locations in now-liberated areas of the Kherson region. “our people may have been detained and tortured there.”
The Kremlin was hit with another blow when Kherson was retaken. Zelenskyy compared Kherson’s recapture with the Allied landings at France on D-Day, World War II. Both were important events on The road to ultimate victory.
Large parts of eastern, and southern, however, are not. Ukraine remain under Russian Fighting continues, control is maintained.
Zelenskyy warned that there could be more dire news in the future.
“Everywhere, when we liberate our land, we see one thing – Russia leaves behind torture chambers and mass burials. … How many mass graves are there in the territory that still remains under the control of Russia?” Zelenskyy asked.
This story was contributed by Joanna Kozlowska, Jamey Katen in Geneva, Mike Corder, Hanna Arhirova, Hanna Karmanau, and Yuras Karamanau in Tallinn (Estonia), Associated Press reporters.