Since the early morning on October 22, Russian forces have been launching missile strikes across Ukraine. Interruption of electricity, water supply and problems with communication lines are reported in almost all regions of the country. The Ukrainian services have already assessed that the scale of damage to Ukrainian energy facilities on October 22 is “comparable or may exceed the consequences” of Russian strikes from October 10 to October 12.
Air alert is still sounding throughout Ukraine. In several regions, including in the capital and the Kiev region, it sounds for the third time since the beginning of the day.
So far, explosions thundered in the following regions:
Several explosions thundered in Kiev. The mayor of the city Vitali Klitschko confirmed the strikes but did not reveal the targets. The local authorities confirmed that air defense systems were activated in the Kiev region. Residents of the region were urged to stay in shelters. A curfew from 11 pm to 5 am was declared in the region since October 23.
In the Odessa region, Russian missiles hit the Podolsk district, the village of Alexandrovka, the towns of Usatovo and Mayaki. The targets likely included military facilities used by the AFU as well as the local energy infrastructure facilities.
The local authorities confirmed explosions at an energy infrastructure facility. The attack resulted in cut off electricity supplies in several settlements of the region. Judging by the map of power outages, it may be supposed that the energy substations of Usatovo, Podolsk, Ajalyk, Novoodesskaya were damaged.
A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter jet chases a Russian cruise missile in the sky over Odessa :
Power plants were damaged in the Rivne region, the head of the regional military administration Vitaly Koval confirmed. Electricity was cut off in several districts of the city of Rivne. Explosions were recorded in the Volyn region. The head of the region confirmed that an energy infrastructure facility was damaged. Mayor of Lutsk reported damage to the power plant, which left part of the city without electricity.
The targets were not officially revealed, but it is supposed that they include the Lutsk — Severnaya 330 kV substation and the Rivno 330 kV substation.
In the Khmelnytskyi region, the Khmelnitskaya 330/110 kV substation once again was hit by Russian missiles.
In the Kropivnitsky region, the authorities confirmed the strikes in the Khmelnitsky and Shepetovsky districts, power supply was disrupted there. Footage from the area confirmed that the power station located near to town of Dolinskaya was hit. Power outages were also reported in the Golovanevsky and Kropivnitsky districts of the region, which could be a result of an attack on the Pobugskaya substation.
Explosions were also confirmed in the Lvov, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye regions.
All regions of the country faced interruptions in electricity and water supply. Operator of Ukrainian railways “Ukrzaliznytsia” reported that some railway sections are de-energized, trains run under backup locomotives.
The air alert has been sounding throughout Ukraine since October 10. In turn, the Russian Defense Ministry has repeatedly reported strikes on military command facilities and the energy system of Ukraine. On October 8, a terrorist attack took place on the Crimean Bridge, in the organization of which Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the Ukrainian special services. He also said that in case of attempted terrorist attacks on the territory of Russia, Moscow’s responses would be tough.
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