Putin Pounds More Ukraine Power Grid
The situation in Ukraine is "critical" following additional waves of Russian strikes on Tuesday, targeting the country's energy infrastructure ahead of winter, Ukraine's presidency said Tuesday.
As Russia continues to target and knock out electrical plants and distribution networks, "It's necessary for the whole country to prepare for electricity, water and heating outages," Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the Ukrainian president's office, told Ukrainian television.
Tymoshenko said there had been three Russian strikes on an unspecified energy facility. Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said the attack was on "critical infrastructure" there, where Reuters witnesses saw thick smoke rising into the sky.