Air raid sirens were active again across every region of Ukraine on Thursday morning, Nov. 17, with missiles reportedly having been fired from Russia. It was the latest wave of attacks that have crippled the country’s energy infrastructure.

According to the head of the military administration of the southern city of Odesa, Maksym Marchenko, a Russian missile has struck a local infrastructure facility. Marchenko posted the following message on Telegram:

“The enemy has carried out a missile strike on an infrastructure facility in our region. There is a threat of a massive missile strike throughout Ukraine. Stay in shelters.”

The Deputy Head of the office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko confirmed via Telegram that Russian missiles have struck at least two local infrastructure facilities in the city of Dnipro. He wrote the following:


“Russian terrorists have just attacked Dnipro city. Two infrastructure objects hit. According to preliminary data, one person has been injured. Rescuers are working on the site.”

The head of the Dnipropetrovsk region Valentyn Reznichenko said Russian strikes hit the administrative centre of Dnipro.

“An industrial enterprise has been hit. There is a big fire,” he said, later announcing that 14 people were injured, including a 15-year-old girl.

“They are shelling our gas production and our enterprises in Dnipro,” Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said at an economic forum in Kyiv.

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Meanwhile, Ukraine’s air defense systems were kicking into action, with images surfacing on social media platforms apparently showing a missile being shot down over Kyiv Region.

“Two cruise missiles were shot down over Kyiv. Information about any casualties and damage is being clarified,” Kyiv regional officials announced.

The eastern region of Kharkiv was also struck governor Oleg Synegubov announced, adding that Russia hit “critical infrastructure” in strikes that injured three people.

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