The latest attempt by Moscow to ravage Ukraine’s power supplies has resulted in at least two people being hurt. This is the first time drones have been used to attack infrastructure in Ukraine, according to officials.
Violent rustling sounds could be heard in the city early Monday morning. These noises startled residents and disrupted sleep patterns, with alerts sounding until well into the morning hours.
The Ukrainian Air Force said that they shot down 30 out of 35 drones launched from Sunday night into Monday morning, but the others managed to break past air defenses and damaged power systems and civilian targets.
The city of Kyiv had a drone attack yesterday, which resulted in no deaths but still affected some peaceful infrastructure activities. The military administration was able to intercept one drone and continued their efforts to combat the threat.
There was damage to a road in Solomyanskyi, and fragments of a drone fell on a high-rise residential building in Shevchenkivskui in central and western Kyiv.
Russia has been increasing its activities inside Ukraine in recent weeks, amassing troops on the border and targeting major cities throughout the country.
The goal of these military actions is to cripple essential resources and make it difficult for Ukrainians to live during the winter months.
Millions of Ukrainians were left without power after a Russian missile barrage on Friday. It is believed that the Kremlin has been using repeated missile and drone attacks since October to terrorize Ukrainians, violating the laws of war, as well as terrorizing critical infrastructure.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky returned to his night talk show Sunday and said that electricity had been restored to a total of nine million Ukrainians following the recent round of strikes.
Ukraine has been experiencing a series of attacks recently in its east and southern parts.
During the weekend, the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko posted that an artificial Christmas tree in the center of Kyiv was decorated and illuminated with “energy-saving garlands” powered by a generator.
The tree in Sophia Square will be decorated with approximately a thousand blue and yellow balls as well as white doves. A trident will be placed at the tree’s summit, and flags of countries supporting Ukraine will be placed at its base.
Displays of the Christmas markets, mass entertainment events, and rides in Sophia Square will no longer take place this year because the festivities have been canceled.
The Ukrainian government has been working hard to restore electricity to the city and the country. The nation’s security services are striving to protect the civilian population from further attacks.
It is clear that Russia is trying to destabilize Ukraine and create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in the country. The international community must come together and support Ukraine in the face of these threats.
Moreover, the cold weather and the additional stress of the pandemic are causing additional hardship for the people of Ukraine, who are struggling to stay warm and remain safe.