In a shooting incident on Saturday, at least 11 Russian soldiers were killed, highlighting the difficulties posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hurried mobilization.
At the same time, Ukrainian forces pressed an offensive to retake the southern regions of the country that Moscow had forcibly annexed.
When two men opened fire on volunteer troops during a target practice exercise in western Russia, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that 11 were killed and 15 others were injured before the shooters were slain.
The ministry referred to it as an act of terrorism.
Since the beginning of the southern counteroffensive by the armed forces of Ukraine nearly seven weeks ago, Russia has lost land.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the Kremlin is thought to have carried out this week’s most significant coordinated air and missile strikes on Ukraine’s primary infrastructure.
A missile assault on Saturday severely damaged a crucial electricity facility in the capital region of Ukraine as part of those attacks, according to the nation’s grid operator.
As a result of increasing setbacks, the Russian military has been attempting to shut off water and electricity to remote populated regions while thwarting Ukrainian counterattacks in the controlled territory.
Gov. Oleksandr Starukh claimed that the Russian military carried out attacks in the Zaporizhzhia region using long-range S-300 missiles and Iranian suicide drones.
According to some observers, the Russian military’s reliance on surface-to-air missiles may result from a shortage of precision weapons designed specifically for attacking ground targets.
People sought protection outside or in the basement of his building at about 5:15 a.m., according to Dmytro Pocishchuk, a hospital medic in the regional capital of Zaporizhzhia who has recently treated dozens of patients hurt during Russian attacks, Saturday.
Oleksiy Kuleba, the governor of the Kyiv area, said that no one was killed or injured when a missile struck a power plant early on Saturday.
The facility, one of many infrastructure targets the Russian military attempted to destroy after a truck bomb explosion on October 8 damaged the bridge connecting Russia to the Crimean Peninsula, was not named by Ukrainian officials due to security reasons.
Repair teams were trying to restore the electricity supply, according to Ukrainian electricity transmission provider Ukrenergo, although the organization warned the public about potential future disruptions.
The deputy director of the Ukrainian president’s office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, asked people in the nation’s capital and three nearby regions to practice energy conservation.