Russian attacks leave Kyiv, other regions in the dark
Ukrainians line up for water as Russian strikes target infrastructure
Russian strikes left many in the Ukrainian capital without power or water. President Zelenskyy said they shot down most of the 55 Russian missiles.
Cody Godwin, Associated Press
While the heavy fighting in Ukraine is concentrated in the east and south, the capital of Kyiv in the northcentral region and its surrounding areas are subjected to a different kind of assault — one relying on suffering and disruption as weapons.
Under duress because of Russian attacks that have destroyed 40% of the country’s energy infrastructure, Ukraine’s electricity operator has announced rolling blackouts for Kyiv and six other nearby regions, including Kharkiv. Unscheduled emergency outages are expected as well.
“We are doing everything to avoid this,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko told state media. “But let’s be frank, our enemies are doing everything for the city to be without heat, without electricity, without water supply, in…