The governor of the central Cherkasy region warned Ukrainians that Russia could launch a massive missile strike later on Saturday and urged residents to take shelter during air raid sirens.
Separately, Vitaly Kim, regional governor of the southern Mykolaiv region, said that 17 Russian Tupolev bombers had taken off from their airbases. His statement came shortly after air attacks in Kyiv and Kharkiv hit critical infrastructure.
It comes as the head of Kyiv region, Oleksiy Kuleba, said 18 houses were damaged and a fire was contained at a critical infrastructure facility.
A fire has broken out at a non-residential facility in Kyiv’s southern Holosivskyi district as a result of the attack, according to Klitschko. Rescue workers are at the scene.
Last Updated: 05:05 Saturday, 14 January 2023
Earlier on Saturday morning two S-300 missiles, targeted energy infrastructure in the Industrialniy district of Kharkiv city, according to its mayor, Ihor Terekhov, and head of Kharkiv region, Oleh Synehubov. The authorities said the damage was being assessed.
Synehubov announced that there could be emergency power outages in the city as a result of the attack.
Kyiv’s mayor, Vitaliy Klitschko, said rocket fragments had fallen in Kyiv’s Holisivskyi district, on the western bank of the river. He said the fragments had fallen in non-residential area and there were no casualties.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko said a house was hit in Kopyliv village, Kyiv region. No casualties have been reported so far.
Air raid alerts have also sounded for Cherkasy, Poltava, Sumy and Chernihiv region.