One of the biggest bombardments since the war started has seen a wave of Russian missile attacks target cities all around Ukraine.
Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported that explosions in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv resulted in the hospitalization of at least three individuals, among them a 14-year-old girl.
In the cities of Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Zhytomyr, blasts were also audible.
According to the Ukrainian military, 69 missiles were fired, 54 of which were shot down by air defenses.
Mykhailo Podolyak, a presidential adviser, earlier claimed that more than 120 missiles had been fired towards infrastructure used by civilians.
Maksym Marchenko, the regional governor of the southern province of Odesa, described a “huge missile attack on Ukraine” after the airstrike, which lasted for about five hours.
Russia allegedly assaulted Ukraine from “different directions with air and sea-based cruise missiles,” according to the Ukrainian Air Force. It further mentioned that several Kamikaze drones had been used.
In an operational briefing, Brig Gen Oleksiy Hromov stated that the attacks had targeted energy infrastructure all around the nation.