Russia Launches New Electrical Grid/Infrastructure Strikes in Ukraine

Russia Launches New Electrical Grid/Infrastructure Strikes in Ukraine 1

I’m putting up this post on the last round of missile and drone strikes in Ukraine as a quasi open thread, since the freshest reporting is unlikely to be in English. The BBC, which is often fast out of the box, does not have a story up yet. Yours truly looks only at a very few Russian and Ukraine sites, so please pipe up in comments if you have additional or better intel.

Russia has sometimes followed up a big barrage with a second day of what may be cleanup, with cruise missiles featuring heavily in the first-day salvo and the second, drones. So far, this day’s bombings seems less intense and wide-ranging than yesterday’s.

Note also that until yesterday, Russia had attacked in the morning, before or during typical commute hours. Yesterday’s pounding took place at 4:00 PM local time, late enough in the day to impede assessment and repair. Today’s appears to have started at around 11:00 AM.

From the Guardian:

Russia has unleashed another wave of rocket, drone and missile strikes across Ukraine in its sixth mass attack since early October…

Strikes on critical infrastructure in Odesa and Dnipro were confirmed by the presidential administration and the respective regional heads on Thursday morning. Three people were reportedly injured in Odesa region its authorities said, while a another 14 people were injured, including a teenager, in the strike on Dnipro city, according to its mayor Borys Filatov. The Dnipro regional administration reported that a total of five people were injured.

Two rockets and an Iranian Shahed drone were shot down over Kyiv, according to the head of Kyiv region, Dmytro Kuleba.

The head of Mykolaiv region reported that Iranian-supplied Shahed drones were at work over his region. He also said that a rocket had been launched in their direction from the Black Sea.

And LeMonde:

Strikes hit Ukraine’s southern Odesa region and the city of Dnipro for the first time in weeks early on Thursday, November 17, and air raid sirens sounded all across the country amid fears that Moscow unleashed another large-scale missile attack.

An infrastructure target was hit on the Odesa region, Governor Maksym Marchenko said on Telegram, warning about the threat of a “massive missile barrage on the entire territory of Ukraine.”

Strana reports hits in Kharkiv:

On November 17, Russian troops launched rocket attacks on the Izyumsky district of the Kharkov region. Fixed hits on critical infrastructure.

Governor Oleg Sinegubov announced this on his telegram channel.

According to him, three workers were injured, they were hospitalized.

He also once again addressed the residents of the Kharkiv region and urged them not to ignore the air raid signals.

Russian troops attacked the Izyum district of Kharkiv region

Recall that in the morning in Ukraine there was a long air raid. Kharkiv region authorities warned residents about possible Russian strikes.

At the same time, in the morning the Russians attacked an infrastructure facility in the Odessa region . The Dnieper also came under attack.

Footage is starting to come out but I cannot confirm its validity (including whether it is the Russian attack or anti-air weapons gone astray). Nevertheless:

So far, it appears the strikes are limited compared to yesterday. Any additions or updates appreciated.

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