Russia damages 18 infrastructure facilities in Oct. 31 missile attack, says Ukraine PM Shmyhal

31 October 2022, 04:29 PM
Ukraine shoots down many missiles, but missiles and drones still manage to hit power, water plants (

Ukraine shoots down many missiles, but missiles and drones still manage to hit power, water plants (

Eighteen infrastructure facilities have been damaged in 10 regions of Ukraine in a massive Russian missile attack early on Oct. 31, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has reported on the Telegram messenger.

According to the prime minister, Russia used missiles and Iranian suicide drones to attack Ukraine, in particular energy facilities.

“The aftermath could be much worse,” he said.

“But thanks to the heroic and professional work of air defense units, 44 of more than 50 missiles launched at Ukraine were shot down.”

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Shmyhal noted that repair crews were continuing to work at full capacity.

Kyiv, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv oblasts are still facing emergency blackouts, he added.

Several explosions rocked the capital city of Kyiv at about 8.00 a.m. Authorities in the capital later said that these were the sounds of air defense missiles destroying incoming Russian cruise missiles, and that there had been no direct hits on the capital.

However, at least one missile hit infrastructure serving the city of Kyiv in the surrounding Kyiv Oblast, which meant many people in the capital lost both power and water supplies.

Missile attacks were also reported in the cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya, as well as in Cherkasy, Kyiv, and Kirovohrad oblasts.

In many areas, Ukrainian air defense forces were heard shooting down Russian missiles.

The Russian invaders’ strikes were aimed at hitting energy infrastructure. Part of the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhya were left without power.

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