KYIV : Further launching mass bombardment against Ukraine, the Russian army on Thursday has unleashed another wave of rocket, drone and missile strikes in its sixth mass air attack damaging energy infrastructure across the Ukraine.
Strikes on critical infrastructure in Odesa and Dnipro were confirmed by the presidential administration and the regional heads on Thursday morning. Three people were reportedly injured in Odesa region, its authorities said, while a another 14 people were injured, including a teenager, in the strike on Dnipro city, according to its mayor, Borys Filatov. The Dnipro regional administration reported that five people had been injured.
The head of Mykolaiv region reported that Iranian-supplied Shahed drones were at work over his region. He also said a rocket had been launched in their direction from the Black Sea. He did not confirm whether the attacks had hit their targets. “Crooked, toothless, miserable petty thieves – all you need to know about the Russian army,” he later added on Telegram.
The strikes came as the first snow of the season fell in Kyiv, dusting the streets of the capital as temperatures fell below freezing. People across Ukraine are starting to worry about how to heat their homes due to blackouts caused by the Russian bombardment.
The head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, Andriy Yermak, said on Telegram that Russia would fail in its attacks on the energy sector. “This is a naive tactic of cowardly losers that we are ready for,” wrote Yermak.
“Ukraine has already withstood extremely difficult blows of the enemy, which did not have the results that these Russian cowards were counting on. We continue to move forward. Do not ignore the air-raid sirens, they will not succeed. We will crush them.”