Air raid sirens have been heard in Kyiv early Friday, a day after missile strikes rippled throughout the nation in one of many fiercest Russian assaults in current weeks. The Kyiv area’s governor, Oleksiy Kuleba, stated the identical day in a Telegram message that Ukraine’s air defenses had repelled a drone assault.
Engineers raced to revive energy to giant elements of Ukraine that had suffered blackouts after strikes on power infrastructure. In Kyiv, 40 p.c of the inhabitants was affected by outages, town council stated Thursday. Practically all of Lviv, a metropolis of greater than 700,000 earlier than the struggle, was with out electrical energy, its mayor stated, including that transportation and water provide would additionally in all probability be impacted. There have been additionally blackouts within the Odessa area.
Right here’s the most recent on the struggle and its ripple results throughout the globe.
4. From our correspondents
Putin, unaccustomed to dropping, is more and more remoted as struggle falters: A brand new gulf is rising between the Russian president and far of the nation’s elite, writes Catherine Belton. Greater than 300 days of brutal struggle towards Ukraine have blown up a long time of Russia’s fastidiously cultivated financial relations with the West, turning the nation right into a pariah, whereas Kremlin efforts to interchange these ties with nearer cooperation with India and China seem like foundering the longer the struggle grinds on.