Russia launches over 60 missiles; Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kryvyi Rih report hits
Debris of a Russian missile shot down on December 16 in the Kyiv Oblast (Photo:Head of the National Police of Kyiv region Andrii Nebytov via Telegram/Handout via REUTERS)
On the morning of Dec. 16, Russia carried out a new mass missile strike on Ukraine; about 60 missiles have been launched, Mykolaiv Oblast Governor Vitalii Kim reported on Telegram.
Air-raid sirens were activated across all Ukraine, including Kyiv.
Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klychko confirmed the explosions in Desnyansky, Dniprovsky and Holosiyivsky districts of the capital city. Kharkiv was completely cut off the power as a result of the attack; a residential building in Kryvyi Rih was hit.
NV is following the aftermath of the Russian new missile strike.
10:45 Emergency blackouts are introduced all over Ukraine – Presidential Office
"As power facilities were damaged in several regions of Ukraine, emergency power cuts have been introduced throughout the country," Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kyrylo Tymoshenko said. He asked Ukrainians "to treat with understanding the power outages and temporary decreases in water/heat supply."
10:40 Kirovohrad Oblast is completely blacked out due to the attack
10:26 Energy facilities are damaged on the east and south of Ukraine as a result of the Russian mass missile strike on Dec. 16
"The attack is ongoing. There may be a drop in generation volumes. Therewill be emergency power cuts. As soon as possible, power engineers will restore power supply," said Herman Galushchenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine.
10:20 There are problems with water supply in Kyiv, it's better to stock up on water for Kyivans
"Due to the damage of the power grid, households in the entire city have problems with water supply. Specialists are working to stabilize the system. Just in case it's better to stock up on drinking and technical water," the Kyiv mayor called the citizens.
10:16 Russia has reportedly launched over 70 missiles on Ukraine so far today
The air-raid alarms activated across all Ukraine. The General Staff hasn't reported any information about this missile strike yet.
The Ukrainska Pravda media outlet has counted 72 missiles launched before 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 16.
10:15 Kyiv's metro completely halts
The underground stations of Kyiv's metro is now functioning as shelter.
10:12 Rescuers have pulled a girl out of the rubble in Kryvyi Rih
It was reported on national television.
10:10 Any long-distance trains will be canceled amid the Russian missile strike
"Missiles have hit again, there is power outage again, we have activated plan 'B' again. Any long-distance trains will be canceled. There will be some delays, but all will get to where they go," Ukrainian railway CEO Oleksandr Kamyshin said.
10:03 Kremenchuk in Poltava Oblast has been left without heating in the aftermath of Russian strike
"Due to a power outage in the oblast the city's heating system doesn't work! Close all the windows and do everything possible to stay warm inside!" Kremenchuk Mayor Vitalii Maletskyi called the citizens.
10:01 Journalist Andriy Tsaplienko reports a new wave of Russian missiles launched
"The launch of another 8-12 Kh-101 missiles Tu-95 from bombers in the areas of Tsimlyansk in Rostov Oblast was reported," Tsaplienko wrote on Telegram.
10:00 Air-defense systems have been activated in Vinnytsia Oblast
09:55 Kyiv air-defense forces have downed a missile near Bucha on the outskirts of Kyiv
Bucha Mayor Anatolii Fedorchuk confirmed the data.
09:51 Railways are partly deenergized in Kharkiv, Kirovohrad, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.
Energy facilities were damaged in the Russian missile strike, Ukrzaliznytsia reported.
09:45 Klitschko reports a third explosion in the capital of Ukraine
He urged citizens to stay in shelters.
09:40 A residential building has been hit in Kryvyi Rih
"A building was damaged. People can be under the rubbles. Rescuers have arrived at the spot," Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, reported.
09:33 Klitschko reports a second explosion in Kyiv
09:31 Kharkiv has been completely blacked out as a result of the Russian attack
09:27 A missile hit has been confirmed in Kryvyi Rih
09:23 Klitschko confirms a hit in Kyiv
09:18 New explosions are heard in Zaporizhzhya and Kyiv
Suspilne TV reported explosions in Zaporizhzhya.
09:14 Air-defense works in Poltava Oblast, the governor
Poltava Oblast Governor Dmytro Lunin confirmed the activation of air-defense systems and called citizens to stay in shelters.
09:10 Air-defense systems have been activated in Kyiv Oblast
"The residents of Kyiv Oblast! Air-defense systems are working in the oblast. The enemy has launched a mass strike on Ukraine. Danger is high. You need to stay in shelters. Don't take pictures of damage and don't post them online!" Oleksiy Kuleba, the Governor of Kyiv Oblast, wrote on Telegram.
09:03 Three hits of crucial infrastructure have been confirmed in Kharkiv Oblast
"The occupiers hit the crucial infrastructure of Kharkiv Oblast three times. Preliminary, there are no casualties," the governor Oleh Synehubov reported.
09:00 Explosions are heard in Dnipro and Kharkiv
Also, explosions were heard in Kryvyi Rih in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Suspilne TV reported.
08:55 Explosions are heard in Kyiv, preliminary the air-defense has worked
08:50 Air-defense systems were activated in Kyiv Oblast
It was reported by the news Telegram channel Kyiv City.
08:43 Five missiles are reported en route in the Kyiv direction. They were seen over Sumy Oblast
It was reported by the news Telegram channel Kyiv City.
08:30 Vitalii Kim reports the launch of about 60 Russian missiles
"We're expecting about 60 of them (missiles). Some of them are already over Ukraine in the north. I also think our air defense will intercept over 50. We trust the Armed Forces!" Mykolaiv Oblast Governor wrote on Telegram.
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