More than 1.5 million energy customers in Ukraine have been left without power after another Russian attack, the deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine said on Saturday.
Repairs began immediately to fix the outages, according to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who shared the update on his Telegram channel.
A new series of attacks damaged infrastructure in central and western Ukraine on Saturday, according to authorities in several regions.
Air sirens were activated across the country, with the exception of Russia’s Crimea, according to the Ministry of Digital Transformation.
Remember: Since October 10, Ukraine has experienced a widespread attack on critical infrastructure and energy sources.
Government officials have warned that it could be a cold and dark winter.
Local leaders share the local situation:
Residents of the western city of Rivne were told to “stay in shelters” while electricians worked to restore power across the city after an attack on critical infrastructure, the head of the region’s military administration, Vitaliy Koval, said on Telegram.
South of Rivne in Khmelnytskyi, the city council reported that the entire city was without electricity after several explosions were heard.
“Please provide water, if possible, because it will disappear in an hour,” the municipality wrote on Telegram.
Mayor Ihor Polishchuk said parts of Lutsk — in Ukraine’s far west — were left without electricity after a power outage there. He added that rescuers were working to find anyone injured and that a civilian was burned in the explosion, but no one was reported to have died.
An attack on an energy facility in the Kropyvnytskyi region of central Ukraine left residents there and nearby Cherkasy without power on Saturday, according to military administration officials in both regions.
CNN’s Stephanie Halasz contributed to this report.