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Massive missile attacks hit Ukraine

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Ukrainian officials says major Ukrainian cities including Kyiv and Kharkiv are under attack from a “massive” barrage of Russian missiles.

Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said more than 120 missiles had been launched at the population and civilian infrastructure.
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At least three people including a 14-year-old girl – were taken to hospital after explosions hit the capital Kyiv, Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.

Blasts were also heard in the cities of Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv and Zhytomyr.

According to DLviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi, 90 percent of the city is without power, and electric public transportation is not operating.

Russia is attacking Ukraine from “various directions with air and sea-based cruise missiles,” according to the Ukrainian Air Force. It was also stated that a number of Kamikaze drones were used.

Governor Vitaly Kim of Mykolaiv’s southern region reported that air defenses intercepted five missiles while several attacks have hit Ukraine in recent weeks.

Mr Podolyak accused Moscow of seeking “to destroy critical infrastructure and kill civilians en masse”.

Dozens of Russian attacks have hit Ukraine in recent weeks, causing widespread power outages.

On Thursday, the mayor of Lviv said that 90% of his city was without power, and Mr Klitschko warned that there could be more power and water outages in the capital.

Odesa and Dnipropetrovsk have already reported power outages.

The missiles fired at Kryvyi Rih were launched from Russian “ships and planes from the Black Sea,” according to Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Military Administration in the central city. The city’s power had been turned off

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare