Ukraine war: Power and water supply hit across Ukraine in ‘massive’ Russian missile strikes


Ukraine says power and water supplies across the country have been badly hit after Russia launched more than 50 missiles targeting critical facilities. In the capital Kyiv, 40% of residents are without water, according to the latest update from the mayor, and 270,000 apartments have no electricity.  Energy facilities were also hit in the north-eastern city of Kharkiv. Thirteen people were injured across the country. Russia said it targeted Ukraine’s military command and energy systems. The country’s defence ministry added that all “designated objects were hit” by long-range high-precision weaponry. Ukraine’s military said its air defences had shot down 44 cruise missiles launched from the area of Russia’s Rostov region and the Caspian Sea. The strikes come after Russia blamed Ukraine for a drone attack on its Black Sea Fleet in the annexed Crimea.(BBC)…[+]