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Russia fired more than 120 missiles across Ukraine in the biggest wave of attacks in months, official says

rocket strike ukUkrainian air defence system intercepts a rocket launched by Russian forces in Kyiv, Ukraine, on December 29, 2022.

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  • Ukraine says Russia fired more than 120 missiles across the country on Thursday morning. 
  • Cities that were targeted include Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Zhytomyr, the BBC reported. 
  • No deaths have been reported, but several people were injured, reports said.

Russia fired more than 120 missiles across Ukraine on Thursday morning in the biggest wave of attacks the country has seen in months, officials said. 

The Ukrainian Air Force said Russia was attacking multiple cities from “various directions with air and sea-based cruise missiles,” the BBC reported.

Mykhailo Podolyak, Ukraine’s presidential advisor, tweeted that the missiles were launched “to destroy critical infrastructure and mass kill civilians.” 

No deaths have been reported at the time of writing. Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said at least three people — including a 14-year-old girl — were taken to hospital after explosions hit the capital, CNN reported.

Alongside Kyiv, explosions were also reported in the cities of Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Zhytomyr, the BBC said.

Most of the western city of Lviv is also without power, and citizens were warned of water disruptions, Mayor Andrii Sadovyi said.

“Ninety percent of the city is without electricity. We are waiting for more information from the power engineers. Trams and trolleybuses are not running in the city. There may be interruptions in water supply. We are switching to diesel generators at critical infrastructure facilities,” Sadovyi said on Telegram, according to CNN.

After the strikes, Klitschko also warned Kyiv residents of possible power and water outages. 

Kherson, a city that was liberated by  Ukraine last month after months of Russian occupation, has also seen heavy shelling this week, killing at least 10 people, CNN reported.

Ukrainian officials are now offering money and transportation for the remaining locals to leave, according to The New York Times.

Last month, Ukrainian forces regained control of the southern region where a proxy government was installed, and Russia attempted to formally annex the area after holding sham referendums.

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