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Kyiv rattled as attacks on Ukraine’s infrastructure cut power

Nov. 23, 2022 Updated Wed., Nov. 23, 2022 at 10:50 a.m.

Rescuers clear the debris of the destroyed two-story maternity building in the town of Vilnyansk, southern Zaporizhzhia region, on November 23, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. - "As a result of a rocket attack on the territory of the local hospital, the two-storey building of the maternity ward was destroyed," they said in a statement. There was "a woman with a newborn baby as well as a doctor" inside the building at the time, they added. The baby died while the woman and doctor were rescued from the rubble, rescuers said.    (KATERINA KLOCHKO/Getty Images North America/TNS)
Rescuers clear the debris of the destroyed two-story maternity building in the town of Vilnyansk, southern Zaporizhzhia region, on November 23, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. - "As a result of a rocket attack on the territory of the local hospital, the two-storey building of the maternity ward was destroyed," they said in a statement. There was "a woman with a newborn baby as well as a doctor" inside the building at the time, they added. The baby died while the woman and doctor were rescued from the rubble, rescuers said.   (KATERINA KLOCHKO/Getty Images North America/TNS)
By Aliaksandr Kudrytski Bloomberg News

Explosions rattled Kyiv on Wednesday and an infrastructure facility was hit amid reports of a barrage of Russian missile strikes across Ukraine.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko and other authorities said emergency services had been deployed after multiple blasts sounded in districts across the city.

“Russian terrorists are trying to destroy energy objects in Ukraine,” Kyrylo Tymoshenko, an official at the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said on Telegram.

In the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, power was cut and water outages may also be expected, Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said on Telegram.

In neighboring Moldova, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu said the country was suffering massive power outages after the strikes in Ukraine.

In the Zaporizhzhia region, Russian forces hit a maternity ward with missiles overnight, leaving one newborn baby dead, Gov. Oleksandr Starukh said on Telegram. Ukraine said the eastern front was at center of Russia’s attacks, especially in Bakhmut and Avdiyivka.

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