Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

More than 1.5 million energy subscribers in Ukraine have been left without power following a new wave of Russian attacks, the deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office said on Saturday.

Repairs began immediately to fix the breakdowns, according to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who shared the update on his Telegram channel.

Aerial sirens have been activated throughout the country, except in Crimea annexed by Russia, according to the Ministry of Digital Transformation.

Remember: Ukraine has been facing a massive attack on critical infrastructure and energy sources since October 10.

Government officials have warned of a potentially cold and dark winter.

Local leaders share the situation on the ground: The new series of attacks has damaged infrastructure in central and western Ukraine, officials from various regions said on Saturday.

Residents of the western town of Rivne were ordered to « stay in shelters » while electricians worked to restore power throughout the town, the head of the region’s military administration, Vitaliy Koval, said. on Telegram.

South of Rivne in Khmelnytskyi, the city council reported that the entire town was without power after a series of explosions.

« Please stock up on water, if possible, as it will also be gone in an hour, » the council wrote on Telegram.

Parts of Lutsk – in far western Ukraine – were left without power due to an impact on an energy facility there, Mayor Ihor Polishchuk said. He said rescuers were working to find someone injured and one civilian had been burned in the blast, but no one appeared to have been killed.

An attack on an energy facility in the Kropyvnytskyi region of central Ukraine also left residents of that region and the nearby town of Cherkasy without power, according to officials from the military administrations of both regions.

CNN’s Stephanie Halasz contributed to this report.

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