Explosions in Kyiv
One person died as a result of a series of explosions in Kyiv, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said on his Telegram channel.
The RT TV channel claims that fragments of a downed rocket fell on a residential building in Kyiv “as a result of the operation of the Ukrainian air defense system.”
“After that, a fire started, local media write. It is alleged that the projectile was aimed at the critical infrastructure of the city, ”the post on the publication’s Telegram channel says.
Vitali Klitschko said at the same time that several missiles were shot down over Kyiv by air defense. He added that the shells first hit two residential buildings, then another high-rise building.
Residents of one of the houses in Kyiv that came under missile attack told the media about the moment of the explosion.
Videos of attacks on Kyiv are published on social networks.
Missiles were also filmed flying over the Kyiv region.
Blows began to be delivered on the afternoon of November 15, they continue to this day.
Ukraine is partially de-energized
The mayor of Kyiv, Klitschko, said that emergency power outages amid Russian strikes began in the Ukrainian capital and other cities of the country. The footage on social networks shows that Kyiv is completely de-energized. The authorities claim that half of the city of 4 million has been left without electricity.
Emergency power outages have been recorded in the Cherkasy and Poltava regions of Ukraine, the authorities of these regions have reported. In addition, emergency shutdowns have been introduced in the Sumy region. Explosions occurred in Vinnitsa and the Volyn region.
A blow was struck on an energy infrastructure facility in Rivne, part of the regional center was de-energized. Zhytomyr also remained without electricity.
Lviv Mayor Andrey Sadovy He said that the situation in the city is “very difficult.” Lviv was left without electricity by 80%, there is no heat and hot water, electric transport does not run.
Kharkiv authorities announced the suspension of the work of the subway and surface transport – such a statement was made by Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov. “Arrivals at a critical infrastructure facility. Due to damage to the facility, there are problems with power supply. Stopped ground electric transport, metro,” he wrote in the Telegram channel.
Ukrainian media reports that explosions in the country’s cities have not stopped for several hours. Explosions also occurred in Odessa, Cherkasy and Khmelnytsky regions, Krivoy Rog. The Ternopil region of Ukraine is de-energized by 90%, the regional administration said.
According to the Netblocks service, the Internet is intermittent in Ukraine, traffic has fallen by a third. The Kyivstar mobile operator warns of communication problems due to shelling and power outages.
“Sometimes communication may be lost. We know we’ll fix it. Use national roaming,” the Strana newspaper reports.
“This is the most massive shelling of the energy system. Hits occur throughout the Ukrainian energy system: both on generation facilities and on the electricity transmission system. Emergency shutdowns have been introduced, ”wrote the head of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko.
that in a number of settlements of the country the electric power is disconnected. The Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova, Andrej Spinu, said that the shutdowns are related to Russian strikes on Ukraine’s infrastructure.
, has been disabled in automatic mode (automatic load shedding according to frequency). This led to massive power outages throughout the country,” said the Moldovan minister.
The center and the north suffered
Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko said that the situation in the Ukrainian energy sector after the attacks on infrastructure is developing “critical”.
“Most hits were recorded in the center and north of the country. In the capital, the situation is very difficult, special emergency shutdown schedules are being introduced. Ukrenergo is forced to start emergency blackouts,” he wrote on his Telegram channel. Zelensky’s speech at the G20 summit.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov previously called Vladimir Zelensky’s speech at the G20 summit “a performance that goes beyond all regulations and decency, with which the West is trying to divert attention from the real agenda.”