Russia bombs Ukraine's energy infrastructure (Zelensky)

Russia bombs Ukraine's energy infrastructure (Zelensky)

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Russia launched a campaign to bomb Ukraine's energy infrastructure on Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, reporting dozens of missiles and attacks with Iranian drones.  

“They want panic and chaos, they want to destroy the energy system,” he said in a video posted on social media, adding that strikes with “dozens of missiles” and Iranian Shahed drones targeted the country from north to south and from east to west, touching Kyïv, as well as the regions of Khmelnytskiï, Lviv, Dnipro, Vinnitsia, Zaporijjia, Soumi, Kharkiv or Zhytomyr.

“Temporary power cuts are possible, but there will be no interruption of our confidence in victory,” he said in a video filmed outside in downtown Kyiv. . 

“The enemy wants us to be afraid, for people to flee, but we can only go forward and we show it on the battlefield,” he said. – he added, calling on Ukrainians to stay in their shelters.

The Ukrainian army claimed that Russia had launched 75 missiles at Ukraine on Monday morning, during a campaign bombardment on several cities of the country.

“In the morning, the aggressor launched 75 missiles (of which) 41 were shot down by our air defense,” Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhniy said on Telegram, noting that the Russia had also used “combat drones”.

Mr. Zelensky reported 38 missiles shot down.

In Kyiv, metro traffic was partially interrupted while stations were converted into air-raid shelters. 

Car traffic has also been blocked in the city center, according to Mayor Vitali Klitchko.