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Russia fires barrage of missiles on Ukraine cities, officials say



Missile strikes hit power plant in Odessa and “objects of critical infrastructure” in Kharkiv, governors said.

Russia has unleashed a barrage of missiles on cities across Ukraine, including the Black Sea port of Odessa and the northeastern city of Kharkiv, targeting energy infrastructure facilities, according to Ukrainian officials and media reports.

Air raid sirens blared across Ukraine early Thursday in the first such missile strike in weeks.

Maksym Marchenko, the governor of the Odessa region, said on Telegram that a massive rocket attack hit a power plant in the port city, cutting off power. Residential areas were also affected, but there were no casualties.

In the Kharkiv region, Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported more than 15 attacks on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.

“Critical infrastructure objects are back in the crosshairs of residents,” he said in a Telegram post.

Explosions were also reported in cities in Dnieper, Lutsk and Rivne.


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