Ukraine mentioned on Wednesday that Russia had shelled greater than 100 settlements during the last 24 hours — greater than in any single day to date this yr.
Moscow has fired tens of millions of artillery shells on Ukrainian cities, cities, and villages alongside the frontlines because it launched its offensive final February, lowering a number of throughout the japanese a part of the nation to rubble.
“Over the past 24 hours, the enemy shelled 118 settlements in 10 areas. That is the best variety of cities and villages which have come underneath assault because the begin of the yr,” Ukrainian Inside Minister Igor Klymenko mentioned in a put up on social media.
Kyiv additionally reported a Russian assault on an oil refinery in Kremenchuk, a central industrial metropolis.
There have been no casualties, nevertheless it took virtually 100 firefighters a number of hours to place out the ensuing blaze, Klymenko mentioned.
Kyiv and the West concern Russia will escalate their assaults on Ukraine’s vitality infrastructure forward of the chilly winter — as Moscow did final yr.
The in a single day shelling within the northeastern Kharkiv area killed one particular person, and one other was killed within the southern Kherson area, native officers mentioned.
Ukraine’s air pressure additionally mentioned Wednesday it shot down 18 of 20 Russian drones that have been launched in a single day, whereas Russia’s protection ministry mentioned it shot down two Ukrainian drones over the Bryansk and Kursk areas, which border Ukraine.