“‘Another wave of massive Russian attacks on energy infrastructure,’ Ukraine’s Energy Minister German Galushchenko announced Friday, describing a large Russian barrage of dozens of missiles across major cities. ‘There will be emergency power outages,’ he added…

More attacks rocked the capital as well. ‘Due to damage to energy infrastructure, there are interruptions to water supplies in all areas of the capital,’ a statement by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko indicated. City authorities temporarily halted metro lines in order to provide a place for residents to take cover underground while the attacks ensued.

Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv is also completely without electricity, as are the the central cities of Poltava and Kremenchuk, among others. Ukrenergo, the national electric utility, said this has forced the country into a continued rationing situation as emergency crews work around the clock.”