Ukraine war: Russia continues to rain down devastation on Ukrainian cities

Kyiv, Ukraine - Russian missiles rained down on Ukraine on Sunday as the embattled country struggled to recover from the last round of attacks and wondered how many more salvos could be coming its way.

Emergency responders help an injured resident after a Russian missile strike on Kyiv.
Emergency responders help an injured resident after a Russian missile strike on Kyiv.  © REUTERS

Russian forces shelled the southern Ukrainian Kherson region more than 50 times this weekend, local military governor Yaroslav Yanushevych reported. Taking to Telegram, he accused Russia of terrorism and of targeting civilians, reporting that one person had died and two had been injured.

The city of Kryvyi Rih in the south of Ukraine was also hit by a Russian missile attack, local authorities said.

Two missiles destroyed a transport infrastructure facility in the morning, military governor Valentyn Resnichenko wrote on Telegram, without providing further details.

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The military administration called on the population to head to air raid shelters. An air raid alert was issued for several areas in the east and south of Ukraine.

The Nikopol district north of the Dnipro River was also hit with shells and heavy artillery, according to Ukrainian sources.

Overnight, two missiles hit a farm in a suburb of the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, according to the military.

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Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has faced criticism from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has faced criticism from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.  © REUTERS

As the attacks came, Ukraine struggled to recover from a brutal barrage last week that knocked out power and water to large parts of the country.

By early on Sunday, most electricity, water, heating and mobile phone services were up and running, the military administration in the Ukrainian capital said on its Telegram channel. Final work was continuing on the electricity grid, but high demand could lead to local outages, the military authorities said.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, who has been criticized by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for being slow to restore services, insisted that work was proceeding at "record pace."

Meanwhile, much of the city of Kherson remains without electrical power as the authorities battle to get the grid

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