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Explosions and power outages reported across Ukraine

Deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office Kirill Timoshenko said the energy situation in the country is critical

KIEV, November 15. /TASS/. Blackouts and water supply problems began Tuesday across the entire Ukraine after numerous reports about explosions, including at vital infrastructure facilities.

An air-raid warning was issued across all of Ukraine.

Deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office Kirill Timoshenko said the energy situation in the country is critical.

Geography of explosions

- Reports about explosions are coming from practically all Ukrainian regions from the Ivano-Frankovsk and Lvov regions in the west of the country to the Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov regions in the east.

- Several explosions were heard in Kiev. The city’s authorities confirmed two.

- Explosions were reported in Vinnitsa, Dnieper, Kiev-controlled areas in the Zaporozhye region, in Krivoy Rog, Lvov, Odessa, Rovno, Kharkov, and other big cities.

Local authorities in some regions, in particular in the Zhitomir, Sumy, and Chernigov regions, attributed the blasts to air defense systems.

First consequences

Power outages and water supply problems were reported in many Ukrainian cities and regions. According to Kiev’s Mayor Vitaly Klichko, emergency blackouts had begun in all parts of the country.

Electricity and water problems have been reported in Zhitomir, Lutsk, Nikolayev, Odessa, Sumy, Khmelnitsky, Chernovtsy and other cities. Kharkov is partially cut off from electricity supplies, with the metro suspending service. Central water supplies were stopped in Ternopol due to an electricity outage.

The Volyn, Kirovograd, Poltava, Kharkov regional authorities and Vinnitsa and Rovno city authorities reported damage to energy infrastructure facilities.

The power outages in Ukraine have disrupted train schedules.

Similar incidents

Similar incidents were reported by the Ukrainian authorities last month.

Commensurable damage to the energy infrastructure in Ukraine was reported on October 10.

Back then, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed that a massive strike had been delivered on Ukraine’s energy sector, military control and communications facilities. He also warned Kiev about a tough response in case it continues plotting terror attacks on Russian territory.