As Ukraine’s energy infrastructure came under renewed attacks on Tuesday, residents in parts of the capital have been urged to save electricity and water. Since October 10, nearly a third of Ukraine’s power stations have been destroyed, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday.
Here are the latest developments by CNN:
Ukrainian power stations take a hit: “Massive blackouts” have taken place across Ukraine as 30% of the country’s power stations have been destroyed in just over a week, according to Zelensky. The Ukrainian leader said there is “no space left for negotiations with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s regime.”
Power outages: At least three Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, are experiencing power interruptions following Moscow’s attacks on critical infrastructure on Tuesday. The mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko, has urged residents to restrict their use of electricity and water after two energy facilities were hit.
Death toll from Kyiv strikes rises: The number of people killed by Russia’s fatal attacks on the Ukrainian capital on Monday has risen to five, according to Klitschko. Separately, at least two people have died in strikes on Kyiv on Tuesday, Ukraine’s prosecutor general’s office said.
Partial mobilization in Russia: The Kremlin said it has not set an end date for Putin’s order for increased military conscription — announced in September — despite as many as 40 regions having completed their military draft quota as of Tuesday. The mobilization can only end with a presidential decree, according to government spokesman Dmitry Peskov. As of Friday, some 222,000 troops out of the planned 300,000 Russians had been drafted.
Nord Stream pipelines: Danish authorities said that explosions were the cause of damage to two major gas pipelines between Russia and Europe last month. The pipelines were created to funnel gas from Russia into the European Union, and were controversial long before Russia waged war on Ukraine, largely because of fears around European reliance on Russian energy.
Yeysk fighter jet crash: At least 13 people have died after a Russian SU-34 fighter jet crashed into a residential building in the western city of Yeysk during a training flight Monday, according to Russian state media and authorities.
Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that Russian Armed Forces continued high-precision strikes on targets in Ukraine.
“During the day, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continued to strike with long-range high-precision air and sea-based weapons on military command and energy systems of Ukraine, as well as arsenals with foreign-made ammunition and weapons, all designated targets were hit,” Lieutenant-Colonel Igor Konashenkov said during a daily briefing on Tuesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry also said it targeted a Ukrainian space communication center near Odessa.