Electricity Outages Reported in Kryvyi Rih Following Attack, Rebel Representative Claims

Russian missile strikes on Zelensky's hometown Kryvyi Rih cause power outages, damage, and casualties across Ukraine. Kyiv seeks more air defense systems and weapons from allies to defend against ongoing Russian attacks.

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Electricity Outages Reported in Kryvyi Rih Following Attack, Rebel Representative Claims

Electricity Outages Reported in Kryvyi Rih Following Attack, Rebel Representative Claims

Kryvyi Rih, the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, experienced power outages and disruptions to electric transport on Sunday following Russian missile strikes, according to rebel representative Lebedev. The attack, which occurred on January 8, 2024, killed at least one woman in the city and four people in total across Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Air Force reported that Russia launched a massive wave of 51 missiles, including four hypersonic Kinzhal Dagger missiles and 24 Kh cruise missiles from war planes. Ukrainian military officials said their air defenses shot down a total of 18 cruise missiles and eight Iranian-made drones. The strikes caused damage to civilian infrastructure and economic facilities in several Ukrainian regions.

In response to the attacks, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba plans to visit Italy to seek additional air defense systems and weapons. Meanwhile, Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov warned that without U.S. military aid, the city risks becoming a "second Aleppo."

The missile strikes also impacted other parts of Ukraine, with power outage schedules extended and consumption restrictions reported in several regions due to shelling and increased demand. In the Kharkiv region, the power outage schedule was extended, leaving over 800 consumers without gas supply. Consumption limits were imposed on industrial consumers in Kryvyi Rih as well.

Key Takeaways

  • Russian missile strikes on Jan 8, 2024, caused power outages in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.
  • Attacks killed 4 people, damaged civilian infrastructure, and prompted Ukraine to seek air defense.
  • Russia evacuated 300 residents from Belgorod due to Ukrainian shelling, largest evacuation since conflict.
  • As of April 2024, Ukraine repelled Russian attacks, but power outages affected 200,000 in Kharkiv.