Five shell hits reported in Russia’s Kursk Oblast, causing electricity supply problems

18 February, 12:50 PM
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The authorities of Kursk Oblast of the Russian Federation reported five shell impacts in the border areas, in particular, one hit was recorded near the village of Gornal, in the oblast’s Sudzha District, local governor, Roman Starovoit, reported on Telegram on Feb. 18.

According to him, there were no casualties.

Also, two shells fell on the outskirts of the village of Elizavetovka, and another two near an electricity substation near the village of Popovo-Lezhachi, in Glushkiv district of Kursk Oblast.

“As a result of the shelling, the electricity supply to the village of Krasnooktyabrskoye and the village of Volfino was disrupted. A gas distribution station was damaged in Elizavetovka. Emergency crews have started urgent repairs,” the Russian governor said.

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News of the shelling impacts came as Russia was carrying out another missile attack on Ukraine, firing cruise missiles from the Black and Azov Seas and prompting a country-wide air raid alert.

Ukraine later reported downing two Russian Kalibr cruise missiles. There were reports of air defenses operating across the south, center and west of the country, and video of damage to an apartment block in the city of Khmelnytsky in west Ukraine was circulating in social media.

There were no reports of casualties from the attack.

Ukrainian power company DTEK said during the attack that there would be emergency power outages in Kyiv, and Kyiv, Odesa and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts as a preventative measure to protect the electricity grid. Later it said it had cancelled the power cuts.

The attack on Ukraine by Russia started at about 8.30 a.m. and lasted for about an hour.

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