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Kyiv: 80% of households have no access to running water

Russians 'strangle' Kyiv by targeting civilian infrastructure, according to Ukraine's Prime Minister

Source: Kathimerini Cyprus

According to Vitaly Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, new Russian missile strikes have cut off the water supply to 80% of residents and electricity to 350,000 households.

"Because of damage to energy infrastructure near Kyiv, 80% of consumers in the capital are without water. In Kyiv, 350,000 households have been left without power "Vitaly Klitschko posted in a message on Telegram.

"Hundreds of communities in seven regions of Ukraine" are without power as a result of "massive Russian strikes," Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Smigal said on Telegram.

"Russian terrorists have launched another massive attack on Ukraine. "Missiles and drones hit ten regions, causing damage to 18 infrastructures, the majority of which are related to the energy system," the Ukrainian prime minister wrote."

A Moldovan village was hit by a Russian missile shot down by Ukraine

Meanwhile, Chisinau reported that debris from a Russian missile shot down by Ukrainian anti-aircraft forces landed on a Moldovan village near the Ukrainian border, causing property damage but no casualties.

"A missile shot down by Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses landed on the outskirts of the village of Naslavceya in the Republic of Moldova, close to the Ukrainian border. At the moment, no casualties have been reported, but several houses' windows have been destroyed "Moldova's Interior Ministry stated.

An onslaught of attacks in Kyiv and other cities

A series of explosions had occurred early Monday morning in Ukraine's capital Kyiv, while regional authorities in the country's north, east, and center cited Russian missile attacks, with the Ukrainian president denouncing Moscow's "massive attack" on energy infrastructure.

According to witnesses cited by Reuters, smoke could be seen over Kyiv after about ten explosions. At least five explosions were heard in the Ukrainian capital between 08:00 and 08:20, according to AFP reporters. According to local media, parts of the Ukrainian capital were without power and water.

Simultaneously, there were reports of explosions in the regions of Zaporizhzhya, Odesa, and Lviv, and sirens could be heard almost everywhere in the country. According to Ukrainian officials, the country was targeted by "more than 50 missiles."

"Russian terrorists have launched another massive attack on energy system facilities in several provinces," Ukrainian presidential adviser Kirill Tymoshenko said. "Some missiles were intercepted by anti-aircraft defenses, while others were successful," he added.

"Another batch of Russian missiles struck Ukraine's critical infrastructure. Russia is fighting civilians rather than soldiers on the battlefield "Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, condemned. "Do not justify these attacks by referring to them as a "response." Russia is acting in this manner because it still has missiles and wishes to kill Ukrainians," he continued.

According to Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko, missiles struck energy infrastructure in Kyiv and other cities, disrupting power and water supplies. "Russia is uninterested in either peace talks or global food security. (Russian President Vladimir) Putin's only goal is death and destruction "He was adamant.

Russia has increased its air strikes against Ukraine in recent weeks, accusing Kyiv of being responsible for the explosion that damaged the Crimean bridge.

Russia suspended its participation in the grain deal over the weekend, claiming that Ukrainians and Britons attacked its fleet with drones off the coast of Crimea, and accusing London of sabotaging the Nord Stream pipelines. In contrast, Kyiv accused Russia of "fake terrorist attacks," while London denied any involvement.

With information from REUTERS, AFP, APE-MPE

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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