Vladimir Putin has intensified attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities in recent weeks, launching some of the most intense missile attacks since he invaded Ukraine on the 24th February
A new Russian attack in Zaporizhzhia damaged an industrial infrastructure and left half the city without heating. (REUTERS)
The Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia suffered a missile attack late Friday night that damaged at least one industrial infrastructure, among the rubble of which people may be trapped, according to the city's mayor, Anatoly Kurtev.
“The cynical terrorists of Putin once again viciously attacked Zaporizhzhia in the evening. Enemy missiles hit one of the infrastructure facilities. A fire broke out as a result of the enemy attack,” wrote Kurtev on Telegram.
These people who could be trapped would be employees who were working at the time of the attack.
“There may be people under the rubble right now,” Kurtev reported. Ordinary, peaceful people who were just working at the time and posed absolutely no threat to the Kremlin henchmen”.
As a result of this attack, half the population of one of the city's districts was left without heating and several houses were damaged, although They continue to measure the scope of this new Russian onslaught, as reported by Kurtev in a subsequent message.
“Putin's cynical terrorists once again viciously attacked Zaporizhzhia at night. Enemy missiles hit one of the infrastructure facilities. A fire broke out as a result of the enemy attack,” Kurtev wrote on Telegram. (REUTERS)
“Russia is a terrorist country that will be responsible for all its actions. Their wickedness will not go unpunished in any case”, the mayor declared at the end of the text.
Kurtev informed that the security services emergency workers are working on the scene after the impacts.
Russia on Thursday bombed gas production facilities and a major missile factory in new attacks against critical infrastructure in Ukraine.
Explosions were heard in various parts of the country, including the southern port of Odessa, kyiv and the central city of Dnieper, and urged civilians to take shelter while air-raid warnings were sounded.
The targets included the huge Pivdenmash missile factory, on the Dnieper, the prime minister said. Ukrainian minister, Denys Shmyhal.
Russia on Thursday bombed gas production facilities and a major missile factory in fresh attacks on critical infrastructure in Ukraine. (REUTERS
“The missiles are flying over kyiv right now. Now they are shelling our gas production facilities, they are shelling our enterprises in the Dnieper and Pivdenmash,” Shmyhal said at the time
It is not clear which gas production facilities he was referring to.
Russia has intensified attacks on Ukrainian energy facilitiesin recent weeks, launching some of the most intense missile attacks since it invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Ukraine has said its air defenses have shot down many of the missiles and drones fired in recent weeks and ensured that two cruise missiles and four Iranian-made Shahed drones were destroyed near the city on Thursday.
Russia has intensified attacks on Ukrainian energy facilities in recent weeks, launching some of the most intense missile attacks since it invaded Ukraine on February 24. (AFP)
So far no deaths have been recorded in the new series of airstrikes.
“(Russian President Vladimir) Putin wants to deprive millions of people from electricity and heating, in a context of freezing temperatures. Send Ukraine more air defense and anti-missile systems to prevent this tragedy. Delays cost lives”. said the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oleg Nikolenko.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)