“The whole city is without light,” said its mayor, Andriy Sadovyi.
“We are waiting for additional information from energy experts. There may be interruptions with water supply.”
While attention has focused for months on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, two more nuclear power plants came under fire on Wednesday, causing them to shut down some units.
Almost no thermal and hydroelectric power plants remain undamaged after waves of Russian strikes aimed at energy infrastructure in recent months, according to the head of Ukraine’s national electricity grid.
Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine work in the south of Ukraine (28 separate mechanized brigade named after the Knights of the Winter Campaign) (Yahoo!)
“The scale of the destruction is colossal,” Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, the head of Ukrenergo, told a news conference on Tuesday.
In the town of Vilniansk, in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, a missile struck a hospital maternity ward overnight, killing a newborn boy and injuring his mother, the Ukrainian authorities said on Wednesday.
“Putin’s motive could not be more clear and more coldblooded,” Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador, told the U.N. Security Council.
“He is clearly, clearly weaponizing winter to inflict immense suffering on the Ukrainian people. He has decided if he can’t seize Ukraine by force, he will freeze the country into submission.”
Banksy shares behind-the-scenes video from Ukraine (CNN)