KIEV, October 21. /TASS/. More than 400 facilities, including dozens related to energy infrastructure, were hit by air strikes from October 10 to 20, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said at a government meeting on Friday.
"From October 10 to October 20, more than 400 facilities in 16 regions of our country, including dozens of energy facilities were damaged, as a result of shellings," Shmygal said.
"Although strikes on the energy infrastructure have continued for more than a week, the situation remains difficult, but controllable," he said. The Western countries, he remarked, were helping Ukraine to restore infrastructure: the United States has provided $55 million to Kiev and the Netherlands contributed 70 million euros and Denmark is providing assistance to the Nikolayev Region ahead of the heating season, he specified.
On October 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with Security Council members said a massive strike with high-precision weapons had been carried out on military command, communications and energy facilities in Ukraine. He also warned Kiev that if the Ukrainian authorities tried to continue terrorist attacks on Russian territory, tough retaliation would follow.