A fresh barrage of Russian cruise missiles targeting Ukrainian infrastructure on Monday left 80 percent of Kyiv’s residents without water supply, according to the capital’s mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Damage to a power facility near Kyiv caused the failure in the water infrastructure. 350,000 homes in the capital were left without electricity, the mayor wrote on this Telegram channel.
“Just in case, please stock up on water from the nearest pumps and points of sale”, Klitschko added.
Plants and hydroelectric dams across Ukraine were targeted on Monday morning, depriving “hundreds of localities in seven regions of Ukraine” of electricity, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Telegram.
“Russian terrorists have again massively attacked Ukraine. Their targets are not military installations, but essential civilian infrastructure,” Shmyhal said.
The minister claimed that 44 out of the 50 rockets launched where shot down. Debris from one of the missiles shot down fell on a Moldovan village bordering Ukraine on Monday, causing material damage but no immediate casualties, the Moldovan government said.
‘The Russian strike targeted a Ukrainian dam on the Nistru river, which runs first through Ukraine and then through Moldova,” the country’s Foreign Minister Nicu Popescu said on Twitter. “Attacks on water infrastructure and ensuing stress on the river could put the entire region in danger of floods.”