A barrage of missiles in Ukraine has killed several people, including a baby, and left large areas without electricity and water.
Several regions reported Russian attacks in rapid succession and widespread damage to critical infrastructure.
The latest strike came hours after a nighttime rocket attack by Vladimir Putin’s forces destroyed a maternity ward of a hospital in southern Ukraine, killing a two-day-old baby.
After the strike in Vilniansk, near the city of Zaporizhia, the baby’s mother and a doctor were pulled alive from the rubble.
Olena Zelenska, wife of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, expressed her condolences on Twitter.
‘Terrible pain. We will never forget and we will never forgive,” she said.
The attack on civilians increases the toll hospitals have to pay as the invasion enters its tenth month this week.
Patients and staff were in the line of fire, including in an airstrike on March 9 that destroyed a maternity hospital in the port city of Mariupol.
Kiev city government said three people were killed and three injured in an attack on a two-story building.
Mayor Vitali Klitschko said one of the capital’s infrastructure facilities was hit and there were other explosions in several districts. He added that the water supply was cut off throughout Kiev.
Kharkiv’s mayor said the city had lost power and all public transport had been shut down. Lviv reported strikes at a substation and several districts were left without power.
In the southern city of Kherson, from which Russia withdrew two weeks ago, many doctors work in the dark. “Ventilators don’t work, X-ray machines don’t work. There is only one portable ultrasound machine and we always have it with us,” says a surgeon at a children’s hospital.
Several units of the Pivdennoukrainsk nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine were shut down yesterday due to power cuts during airstrikes.
More than half of Moldova is without electricity. “Massive power outage following Russian attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure,” Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the European Parliament voted 494 to 58, with 48 abstentions, in favor of a resolution declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.