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Russia strikes ‘critical infrastructure’ in Kyiv, Ukrainian authorities say

Smoke rises from a building after a drone attack in Kyiv on October 17, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)
Illustrative: Smoke rises from a building after a drone attack in Kyiv on October 17, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

Russian strikes have hit the Ukraine capital Kyiv, officials say, damaging energy infrastructure, the latest in a series of systematic attacks that have caused nationwide blackouts with temperatures dropping.

“The enemy is launching missile strikes on critical infrastructure in Kyiv city. Stay in shelters until the air alert ends,” Kyiv city administration says on social media, with mayor Vitali Klitschko saying infrastructure has been hit.

AFP journalists meanwhile report power cuts in the north and center of Kyiv.

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