New York — A series of airstrikes have hit critical infrastructure in Ukraine, leaving many in the dark and the country scrambling.
The strikes on November 14 follow a Russian retreat from a key region.
Leaders in several Ukrainian cities reported that airstrike hit on energy and other facilities, according to the Associated Press. The strikes included missiles came as air raid sirens sounded across the European country.
At least 10 regions reported they were targeted, according to the AP.
“WARNING! Due to enemy attacks, EMERGENCY power outages have been introduced across Ukraine,” Sumy, Ukraine, Mayor Dmytro Zhivytsky wrote on social media, according to Al-Jazeera.
As the strike reigned down, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmyrto Kuleba, blasted Russia. He referenced potential peace talks that were discussed between the two countries.
“Russian missiles are killing people and ruining infrastructure across Ukraine right now,” he posted on Twitter. “This is what Russia has to say on the issue of peace talks. Stop proposing Ukraine to accept Russian ultimatums! This terror can only be stopped with the strength of our weapons & principles.”
It’s unclear if there were any reported deaths or injuries as a result of the airstrikes. There are reports of two residential buildings being struck in Kyiv.
Officials in Ukraine told residents of the Ukrainian capital to stay in shelters, according to Al-Jazeera.
Ukraine and Russia have been at war since February when Russia invaded. Many expected Moscow to move quickly and take Ukraine, but that has not been the case.
That has left Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, frustrated.
Russian forces recently retreated from the Kherson region, which sparked waves of celebrations in Ukraine. But now Moscow has launched strikes on various regions of Ukraine in the aftermath of the retreat.
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