Russia releases map of missile strikes against Ukraine
Russia’s State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has shared a map, revealing the scale of Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian military targets and infrastructure earlier this week.
Moscow’s “response to terrorist acts by the Kiev regime” saw 70 facilities of Ukrainian energy infrastructure hit, which resulted in the country losing 50% of its generating capacity, Volodin wrote on Telegram on Thursday.
The accompanying map shows that only three Ukrainian regions – Chernigov in the north, and Volyn and Transcarpathia in the west – were unaffected by the strikes.
“If the terrorist attacks continue, the response will be even harsher,” he warned, adding all who organized Ukrainian attacks must be found, and “those who resist will be destroyed.”
Moscow fired dozens of missiles at targets in Ukraine on Monday and Tuesday, calling it retaliation for sabotage plots by Kiev targeting crucial Russian facilities, including the Kursk nuclear power plant, the TurkStream gas pipeline and the Crimean Bridge.
In the wake of Saturday’s truck bombing of the 18 kilometer bridge, President Vladimir Putin said Kiev’s “terrorist tactics” can no longer go unanswered and a missile strike wave was launched.
Several parts of Ukraine, including its capital Kiev, reported power outages and other problems with utilities after the Russian bombardment. National power grid operator Ukrenergo was forced to ask consumers to switch devices off during evening peak hours, and ordered rolling blackouts in some areas to reduce the load.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s energy minister German Galushchenko told CNN that about 30% of the country’s energy infrastructure had been damaged after two consecutive days of Russian strikes.