Numerous explosions have been record attack in the self-declare Donetsk People’s Republic, Crimea, and Melitopol, a city in southern Ukraine that is now under Russian control. One of these explosions near a Russian military barracks.
The Donetsk People’s Republic was hit by 20 missiles, according to Russian and Ukrainian officials, early on Sunday morning when the explosions in Melitopol occurred.
In addition, there have reportedly been many explosions at military installations in Sovietske and elsewhere on the Crimean peninsula, which Russia currently occupies.
How They Attack
While the city’s government, which Moscow had form, claim four missiles had struck the city, killing two people and wound ten more, the mayor of Melitopol report many explosions, including one in a cathedral use by Russian soldiers.
CNN is unable to independently verify the origin of the explosions or the scope of the damage because Ukrainian officials have not made any statements on the explosions in Crimea or the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Rockets struck Melitopol in the DPR. Since the beginning of March, Russia has control Melitopol, which is locate in the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
The missile assault on Melitopol, according to Evgeny Balitsky, acting governor of Zaporizhzhia, Russia, “totally demolishe” a leisure centre where “folk, residents, and [military installation] employees were eating supper on Saturday night.”
Ivan Fedorov, the previous head of administration in Melitopol, confirme the strikes and said they were directe at Russian military installations.
Last month, Federov said that Melitopol had been transformed by Russia into “one big military camp.”
“Russian military forces have taken up residence in the neighborhood’s homes, schools, and childcare centres. Federov said that there was military hardware stationed in civilian areas in November.
Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol, stated that there had been several explosions, including at the church that the invaders had “seized some months ago and transformed into their shelter.”
Despite not being at Melitopol, Fedorov asserts that there were losses and wounds among the Russian forces.
Reasons of attack
According to Russian accounts, Ukrainian missiles struck a number of housing complexes in the Donetsk People’s Republic, some of which fell close to the Kalinin Hospital and the Opera and Ballet Theater.
According to Alexei Kulemzin, the chairman of the municipal administration, Ukraine fired 20 Grad missiles into the Voroshilovsky and Kalininsky neighbourhoods at 5:54 a.m. local time on Sunday.
Kulemzin said that Ukraine bombarded the city’s Kyivskiy neighbourhood late on Saturday at about 11:03 p.m. local time.
The Ukrainian military has not officially acknowledged the strike or responded in kind.
Since 2014, terrorists with support from Russia have controlled Donetsk.
According to Valentyn Reznichenko, the commander of the territory’s military administration, significant artillery and Grad fire were fired overnight in the southern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk. He asserted that there were none.
According to Reznichenko, more than 50 rounds were fired, striking the towns of Nikopol, Chervonohryhorivka, and Marhanets. The Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station is located across the river from the Dnipropetrovsk neighbourhood of Nikopol.
He said that 15 homes, several outbuildings, electrical wires, gas pipes, and automobiles were all damaged in the Chervonohryhorivka neighbourhood. He asserts that three towns had power and water outages and that restoration efforts have already begun.
Infractions in Crimea
There were many explosions reported in Simferopol, Crimea, on Saturday night at about 9 p.m. local time, and images from social media showed the attack on Melitopol.
There were other reports of explosions at Sovietske, a Russian military barracks, at Hvardiiske, Dzhankoi, and Nyzhniohirskyi. Sevastopol’s base for the Russian Black Sea Navy was also emphasised.
Moscow increased its missile assaults on Ukraine last week after alleging that Kiev was behind earlier drone attacks on military airfields tucked away within its borders. Then there were the explosions.
The explosions in Crimea have been the subject of several stories.
An explosion in Sovietske that resulted in fatalities and injuries also started a fire in a Russian military barracks, according to the unofficial Crimean media outlet “Krymskyi veter.”
The barracks fire, according to a media station in Crimea that supports Russia, was started by “careless handling of fire.”
2 persons passed away. According to the report, all 200 service personnel are presently residing elsewhere.
The following was said on Telegram by Sergey Aksenov, the Russian-designated commander in Crimea: “The air defence system was active above Simferopol. Every service is running normally.
The governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, claimed that shooting drills were to blame for the explosions.
There are 1.5 million Odessans without electricity
The information was made public amid allegations that 1.5 million people of the Ukrainian province of Odesa were left without electricity as a result of drone attacks carried out in Iran.
During his daily speech on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that 15 Shahed drones had been used in an attack on Odesa by Russian terrorists.
The damage was still “serious,” he claimed, and he predicted it will take a few days to repair the area’s electrical supply, even though “Ukrainian sky defenders” had shot down 10 of the 15 drones.
Only necessary infrastructure, and only up to the point where energy can be provided, is linked, in his opinion.
Since the beginning of October, Ukraine has been the subject of a sustained attack on its vital infrastructure and electricity supplies. As a result, millions of people throughout the nation are without energy during this particularly hard winter.
According to Zelensky, “both emergency and stabilising power outages persist in diverse places.” Simply said, the power system is now very out of the ordinary.
Odesa was already one of the seriously damaged locations as a result of earlier Russian assaults on vital infrastructure.
Zelensky asserts that the genuine Russian attitude toward Odesa and its inhabitants is one of willful bullying and a determination to obliterate the city.
Zelensky claims that on Saturday, Ukraine received “a new aid package from Norway in the sum of $100 million.” This money would only be used “to repair our electricity system in the wake of these Russian strikes,” according to the statement.