Aircraft explosions were heard in about a dozen major cities as Russia fired missiles into Ukraine on Tuesday, in what Kyiv said was the deadliest missile attack in nine months of war.
A spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force said Russia launched nearly 100 missiles into Ukraine by evening, more than on October 10, which was previously reported to be the most since the start of the war.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the main purpose of the military was the base of power.
“It’s clear what the enemy wants. They don’t do it,” he said in a video address published on the Telegram messaging app.
In the capital, Kyiv, flames shot through a five-story building, one of two buildings that authorities said were hit. Later, the residents piled up with the smoldering ruins. Kyiv’s mayor said one person was confirmed dead and half of the capital was without power.
Other attacks and explosions took place in cities from Lviv and Zhytomyr in the west to Kryvyi Rih in the south and Kharkiv in the east. Local officials said some of the incidents caused power outages.