Russia launched a fresh offensive on Thursday (17) in parts of Ukraine, where the first snowfall was recorded amid power outages caused by bombardment by Moscow troops.
In the city of Dnipro (central-eastern Ukraine), eight people, including a 15-year-old girl, were injured in the blast, mayor Boris Filatov said on Facebook.
Two “infrastructures” were hit in the city, the Ukrainian president said, without revealing what exactly was affected.
Near Kiev, Ukrainian defense forces shot down two cruise missiles and a suicide drone, according to the city’s military administration.
An AFP reporter spotted a missile flying over a residential area in the eastern part of the capital.
In Odesa region (south), the Russians attacked an infrastructure and three people were injured, the regional administration reported.
The attacks coincide with the first snowfall in Ukraine, which Kiev says is facing widespread power outages as a result of Russian attacks targeting energy infrastructure in particular.
National electricity operator Ukrenergo announced on Thursday that it was extending power cuts due to the “worse situation”.
In Kiev, covered in light snow, many neighborhoods were left without electricity. The regional governor, Oleksii Kouleba, warned on Wednesday that next week would be “difficult”, with temperatures dropping to minus 10 degrees Celsius.
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