Since this morning, air raid sirens have been sounding in almost all territories of Ukraine since this morning. Judging by the online map of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the warning about the threat of strikes sounds in the east and south of the country, as well as in the Sumy, Poltava, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk regions and parts of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions controlled by Kyiv.
The head of the local regional council Nikolay Lukashuk reports about the threat of a strike on the Dnepropetrovsk region. He clarifies that there is no information about the probable target, and calls for staying in shelters or observing the "two-wall rules". Local publics report several explosions in the Dnieper, and the power supply is massively cut off in the city.
The Kyiv governor of the Nikolaev region, Vitaly Kim, writes on his Telegram channel that four Russian missiles have been spotted in the sky. While it is not known where they arrived, we are waiting for additional information.
Flying missiles were spotted over the Kharkov, Poltava and Cherkasy regions. Reported on the work of air defense. The governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Sinegubov, urges the population to stay in shelters as much as possible and not to ignore air raid signals.
Explosions were recorded in the capital of Ukraine, its suburbs and several districts of the Kyiv region. The governor of the Kyiv region, Kuleba, confirmed the work of the air defense and traditionally urged not to photograph the places of arrival.
Odessa Governor Maxim Marchenko reports a massive missile attack on several infrastructure facilities throughout the region and in the administrative center at once. There was an explosion in Odessa, said the head of the joint press center of the defense forces of the Ukrainian troops "South" Natalia Gumenyuk. The consequences of the strike, perhaps only the first one, are being specified. According to some reports, an energy facility was hit, as well as the territory of the distribution technical center of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Reports of explosions began to come in the Lvov region.
Ukrainian publics claim that a MiG-31K aircraft with Kinzhal missiles on board took off from the territory of Belarus. Also in the Telegram channels they write about the launch of dozens of missiles from the Caspian Sea.
British intelligence predicts that a decrease in power in the energy system of Ukraine will affect the population's access to communications, heating and water supply. This is how the department commented on the massive missile attack on Ukraine on November 15. London says that "the degradation of Ukraine's national infrastructure has become a key element of Russia's strategic approach to the campaign."
Ukrenergo reports that due to the cold snap in Ukraine, electricity consumption has increased, so on November 17, hourly shutdown schedules will be used throughout the country, as well as emergency shutdowns. In Kyiv, emergency blackouts were introduced in the morning, DTEK reported. Hourly charts do not work.
According to updated information, air raid alerts are currently sounding throughout Ukraine. Perhaps today the scenario of mass destruction of infrastructure facilities, or rather, its finishing off, implemented by the RF Armed Forces last Tuesday, will be repeated.