Massive Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian cities, which lasted for two days (October 10 and 11), damaged nearly 30% of the country's energy infrastructure, Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko says.
In an interview with CNN, he said that this was the first time since the start of the war that Russia launched «narrowly targeted» strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.
On the morning of October 10, Russia launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine. The attacks targeted various cities, including Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Odessa, and Kryvyi Rih. According to the latest reports from the Ukrainian General Staff, Russia fired 87 cruise missiles at Ukraine, 46 of which the AFU managed to shoot down. Ukraine's State Emergencies Service reported 19 dead and 105 wounded in the country. As of October 11, there was no electricity in 300 Ukrainian population centers.
On October 11, Russia continued shelling on a smaller scale. The Odessa, Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Mykolaiv regions were attacked.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the massive «high-precision weapons» strikes targeted energy, military and communications facilities. However, missiles hit museums, parks, playgrounds and the Philharmonic Hall.
On October 12, shelling was reported in at least two regions of Ukraine. Rockets were fired at the Zaporizhzhia region, a residential house was destroyed in one of the villages, there were no fatalities, regional head Oleksandr Starukh said. In the Dnipropetrovsk region, the city of Nikopol came under fire - it was shelled with Grads and heavy artillery, the region's head Valentin Reznichenko said. According to him, a six-year-old girl and her mother were wounded as a result of a shell hitting a private residence.