There are power outages across multiple Ukrainian regions on Monday after they were hit by a devastating wave of Russian airstrikes, according to local officials.
The region of Khmelnytskyi, which lies west of Kyiv, suffered a "massive missile attack," damaging one of the area’s infrastructure facilities, Serhii Hamalii, head of the region, said on Telegram. "Currently, there is no electricity supply, electric transport does not work, water supply is suspended, traffic lights do not work."
Closer to Kyiv, two missiles were launched at Zhytomyr, Gov. Vitalii Bunechko said on Telegram. One was downed but another hit a "critical infrastructure object," Bunechko said, resulting in partial disruption to the region’s energy supply.
East of the capital, the Poltava region in central Ukraine also announced widespread power outages.
"This morning is the most difficult in recent times. Russians are massively hitting with missiles and kamikaze drones," Dmytro Lunin, head of the regional military administration, said on Telegram.
"Now there is no electricity and water supply in Poltava ... There may be problems with electricity and water for some time, but all services are already working to restore it.
Attacks on energy facilities are a tactic of a terrorist state that can only fight against civilians," he added.
"During the last air raid, the enemy struck three times at energy infrastructure facilities in Kremenchuk district," Lunin said.
The fatal explosions across Ukraine on Monday targeted energy facilities and people, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.