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Russia Launches Another Massive Missile and Drone Assault on Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure


Overnight on June 22, Russian forces launched a series of missile and drone attacks targeting critical energy infrastructure and residential areas across multiple Ukrainian regions. The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine has confirmed that these strikes caused damage to energy transmission systems in the southern and western regions, resulting in equipment disruptions. In the Zaporizhzhia region, two energy workers were injured and hospitalized due to the attacks, as reported by grid operator Ukrenergo on social media.

The Governor of the Lviv Regional State Administration, Maksym Kozytskyi, reported that a Russian missile struck a facility within the energy infrastructure, igniting a fire. Emergency crews are currently on-site in the Lviv region working to extinguish the blaze, with the full extent of the damage yet to be assessed. Additionally, in unspecified eastern regions, overhead power lines were deliberately disconnected to manage the load on generating facilities, according to the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine issued warnings of missile threats targeting western and central regions, prompting Poland to scramble military jets to safeguard its airspace against ongoing Russian assaults in the western parts of Ukraine. The increase in attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure has resulted in heightened rolling shutdowns since mid-May.

In Ivano-Frankivsk, Mayor Ruslan Martsinkiv reported damage to residential buildings following the attacks. A Russian attack also damaged a kindergarten facility in Ivano-Frankivsk, causing a fire and partial destruction of one of its buildings, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU). The SESU reported that the attack led to a 20-square-meter fire, which was subsequently extinguished. Other educational buildings also sustained damage, and a civilian vehicle was affected by the hostile action, as documented by the SESU.

Explosions were also heard early in the morning in Lutsk, Khmelnytskyi, and Vinnytsia region.

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