The Russian military operation in Ukraine continues, Sunday, in a new day, as the Russian army units are trying to extend full control over the Ukrainian regions and strike at the positions of the Kiev forces, while the latter continue to resist and try to regain its territory with the material and military support of the Western powers.
In the latest developments, Ukrainian authorities today declared an air alert as sirens sounded in the capital, Kiev, as well as four other Ukrainian regions, Dnepropetrovsk, Poltava, Sumy and Kharkiv.
Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure began on October 10, two days after the attack on the Crimean bridge, where Moscow accused Ukraine of being behind.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Ukraine’s electricity supply is recovering after Russia’s coordinated attacks on power plants, but emergency power outages may still be needed.
Russia has focused its drone and missile attacks in recent weeks on energy plants in all of Ukraine, destroying more than 30% of its electricity generation capacity.
“There are already far fewer emergency power outages today, but restrictions can still be imposed in some cities and regions, “Zelensky said in a video speech.
He accused Russia of targeting stations in repair and claimed that some technicians had been killed.
Officials in Russia and Ukraine said the two countries carried out their last prisoner-of-war exchanges on Saturday, with each side returning about 50 prisoners.
The Ukrainian Military Intelligence Directorate reported the return of 52 detainees, including soldiers, sailors, border guards, members of the National Guard and doctors.
President Zelensky said Russia has released a total of 1,031 detainees since March.
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