Russian air strikes have destroyed about 30 per cent of Ukraine’s power stations in just one week leaving the country’s energy situation ‘critical’, President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed today.

Today’s bombings again hit energy facilities in Kyiv, as well as urban centers across Ukraine, disrupting water supply and causing blackouts. This comes just one day after the city was replete with suicide drones.

In the wee hours of Tuesday, strikes erupted in Kyiv and Kharkiv in east and Mykolaiv and Zhytomyr’s central and south regions. Officials said that hospitals had been restored to normal by using backup generators.

On Monday drones attacked Kyiv, killing five civilians and destroying one residential building.

An Iranian-made suicide drone launched by Russia dive-bombs the streets of Kyiv on Monday as the Kremlin steps up its attack on Ukraine's cities

As Russia intensifies its assault on Ukraine’s cities, a Russian suicide drone made from Iran is used to bomb the streets of Kyiv Monday.

Flames rise on the streets of Kyiv after a suicide drone dive-bombed the Ukrainian capital

Fires flare up in Kyiv following the suicide bombing of the Ukrainian capital by a drone

Russia’s punitive strikes were launched on Monday for the second time in succession. Military observers believe that this was Moscow’s way of responding to losses at war.

Zelensky described repeatedly targeting energy infrastructures as an ‘other kind of Russian terrorist attacks.

On Twitter, the leader of Ukraine said that 30 percent of Ukraine’s power stations had been demolished since October 10. This caused widespread blackouts in the country.

According to him, the attack was meant that there wasn’t enough room for negotiation with President Vladimir Putin’s government.

Zhytomyr (located 80 miles west-of Kyiv) was totally without water and power early Monday, according to its mayor.

Overnight, President Zelensky stated that Russia has ‘no chance’ on the battlefield, and was trying to make up for military losses with terror.

Telegram: He said that they would continue doing what they are best at – terrorizing and killing civilians. These actions will not be tolerated by the terrorist state. 

The Kremlin denied Tuesday knowing any information about the use of Iranian suicide drones in attacks on Ukrainian cities, despite numerous footage. 

Many settlements west of Kyiv in Zhytomyr and other parts of central Ukraine’s city of Dnipro were without electricity. After overnight strikes, power was restored in Mykolaiv.

Russian cruise missile over Kyiv

Cruise missile is shot down

Russia is attacking multiple Ukrainian cities using drones and missiles, and footage shows a cruise rocket being launched over Kyiv. (Left and Right)

Smoke rises over Kyiv early Tuesday after more Russian drone and missile attacks on the capital overnight, targeting water and energy supplies

Early Tuesday morning smoke rises in Kyiv after Russian missile and drone strikes on Kyiv, which targeted energy and water supplies.

The city was cut off electricity and water supplies. The mayor Sergiy Sukholyn of Zhytomyr said that the hospitals were working with backup power.

The regional governor stated that eight missiles were fired at Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, in the north, about 40 km (25 mi) away from Russia’s border.

Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov stated that an “industrial enterprise” had been struck.

The DETK energy provider in Kyiv said that its employees were doing their best to restore electricity supply following the destruction of an infrastructure critical facility in Kyiv.

Kyrylo Tychenko, the Ukrainian deputy president, stated that the situation was critical in the country now as all regions are dependent upon each other. 

After a series of humiliating retreats from the battlefields, and an attack on the Crimea Bridge, a Putin-favored project that symbolized his power, Russian strikes have increased significantly against civilian targets in the past 10 days.

Moscow appears to be trying to stop the Ukrainian people’s will to end the war after failing to destroy Kyiv’s army. This is likely to push Zelensky into accepting a Russian-friendly peace agreement. 

According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko (a Ukrainian Presidential aide), two explosions rocked Dnipro’s energy facility, which is located in the southeast of Ukraine. The blasts caused serious damage.

According to Reuters, a missile crashed into an apartment in the Mykolaiv port, killing at most one man. Also, smoke was seen rising up in Kyiv.

Also, reports indicated that Kharkiv’s power plant was being targeted. The city has a population close to the Russian frontier, and had a population of 1.43million before the war.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian president, accused Russia of terrorizing and killing civilians by air strikes. This was just a day after drone attacks on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities had killed at most four.

“Ukraine is being attacked by the occupiers” “They continue doing what they do best, terrorize and kill civilians,” Zelenskiy posted on Telegram.

The terrorist state cannot change its own behavior through such acts. It will just confirm its murderous and destructive nature for which it will surely be held accountable.

The death toll from the strike was unknown at this time.

Russia has named Sergei Suvorikin the overall commander for its special operation in Ukraine. Suvorikin has served in Syria, Chechnya and other places where Russian forces pursued a scorched Earth policy against its enemies.

At least one person was killed after Russia used S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to hit the city of Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, overnight

Russia fired S-300 anti-aircraft rockets at Mykolaiv in south Ukraine overnight, killing at least one person

A flower market in the city of Mykolaiv was also blown up (pictured), as Zelesnky asked: 'What were the Russians attacking at these peaceful facilities?'

Zelesnky asked Zelesnky: “What were they doing at these peaceful places?”

Because of his supposed toughness and nickname, he was called “General Armageddon” in Russian media. His appointment was immediately followed by the most extensive missile strike against Ukraine since Moscow’s invasion on Feb. 24, 2014.

Russia’s latest attacks were carried out on Tuesday, after Washington warned that the United States would bring Moscow to justice for any war crimes.

Moscow denied targeting civilians. The defense ministry of Moscow has stated that it uses high-precision weaponry to attack military targets in Ukraine and the energy infrastructure.

A witness to Reuters said that they heard three explosions at Mykolaiv in the port of Mykolaiv on Tuesday morning.

They said that a missile had destroyed one of the buildings in downtown. It left a large crater. The body of the victim was pulled from the rubble by a fire department.

“In Mykolaiv the enemy destroyed an apartment building using S-300 missiles. A person died. Also, there was a strike in the flower market and the chestnut garden. It is unclear what Russian terrorists were trying to stop at such peaceful locations. Zelenskiy said.

Following advances made by Ukrainian forces to the south and east, Russian strikes occurred after an Oct.8 blast at a bridge that connected mainland Russia with Crimea (the peninsula Russia annexed in 2014).

U.S. President Joe Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday that the White House ‘strongly condemns Russiaâs missile strikes’ and spoke of Putinâs ‘brutality’.

Putin sent many thousands of troops into Ukraine to exterminate what it considers dangerous nationalists on Feb. 24, he said.

With the assistance of weapons supplied by America and its allies the United States have put up a stiff fight to stop the Ukrainian army from withdrawing.