At least three people have been killed and dozens injured in a fresh wave of Russian strikes across Ukraine, regional officials said on Monday.

"The enemy launched dozens of missiles at peaceful cities and villages of Ukraine," Ukraine's deputy head of the presidency Oleksiy Kuleba said, adding that 33 were injured.

Russian missiles hit a shopping centre and high-rise buildings in President Volodymyr Zelensky's hometown of Kryvyi Rig, killing one person, Kuleba said.

"In Kryvyi Rig, there are many breakages in power grids, there are power outages, and electric transport does not work," he said.

Two people were also killed by separate "explosions" in the western region of Khmelnytsky, he added, far from the frontlines in the east.

In the eastern region of Kharkiv, an elderly woman who was pulled from the rubble of her house in the city of Zmiiv also died, regional governor Oleg Synegubov said.


Earlier, explosions were reported in Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Kryvyi Rih.

“The enemy is viciously attacking peaceful cities,” Oleksandr Vilkul, mayor of Kryvyi Rih, said.

In the Kharkiv region, a house in Zmiiv inthe Chuhuiv district was hit, Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration said in a post on Telegram.

“Medics are providing assistance to two victims. According to preliminary data, two more people are under the rubble,” he said.

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Zaporizhzhia regional governor, Yuriy Malashko, said five blasts had been heard there and at least two people were injured.

He said: "As a result of a combined attack of cruise and ballistic missiles launched from different directions, a total of 5 explosions rang out in the regional center.

"It is known that missiles hit residential areas - in open areas and near houses. As of 8:00am, two people have been reported injured as a result of the missile attack - a man and a woman.

"The information is being updated."

In Kyiv, Metro stations were full of people taking shelter during the alert but no strikes on the capital have been reported.





Air raid sirens sounded at 6:10am and the all clear was given at 8:25am.

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