As winter approaches, Russia attempts to disrupt Ukraine’s infrastructure and energy supply. Ukrainian officials said a fresh assault of Russian missile strikes across the nation on Monday.
Reports in the media mentioned explosions that occurred around the nation, notably in the cities of Odesa, Cherkasy, and Kryvyi Rih.
The local water supply company in Odesa said a missile attack damaged power to pumping stations, depriving the city of water.
“The enemy is once more launching missiles towards Ukrainian land!
“Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the assistant to the president of Ukraine, posted on Telegram.
Authorities encouraged citizens to seek shelter as air raid warnings were broadcast nationwide.
Russian missiles were launched from ships in the Caspian and Black seas as well as from land, according to Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force.
According to him, Russian strategic bombers also fired missiles.
Ihnat forewarned that the Russians might launch a series of waves of attacks to make it harder for the Ukrainian air defenses to fire down the missiles.
According to Russian media, two Russian air bases were shaken by explosions earlier on Monday.
One allegedly took place at a site where nuclear-capable strategic bombers used to carry out strikes against Ukraine are housed.
Neither Russian nor Ukrainian authorities immediately addressed the explosions’ potential cause.
Three personnel were reported dead, six others hurt, and a jet was destroyed early on Monday at an air base in Ryazan, western Russia, according to the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.
Long-range flight tankers used to refuel bombers in the air are housed at the base.
Separately, police in the Volga River district of Saratov said they were investigating allegations of an explosion near the Engels air base, which is home to the Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers used to carry out attacks on Ukraine.
These bombers are equipped to transport nuclear warheads.