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Blackouts have struck more than 1,000 towns and villages in Ukraine after a series of Russian attacks.

The Kremlin has killed more than 70 people in the past fortnight after ordering rocket and drone strikes on Ukrainian cities.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said 30% of Ukraine’s power stations have been knocked out in the blitz. Sections of Kyiv have been left without water and power following further blasts today.

Speaking at a briefing in the capital on Tuesday, an emergency spokesperson said: “In the period from October 7 to 18, as a result of shelling of energy facilities, about 4,000 settlements in 11 regions [of Ukraine] were cut off.

“Currently, according to the energy ministry, 1,162 settlements remain without power.”






A building in Kyiv was destroyed by a Russian drone strike


A building in Kyiv was destroyed by a Russian drone strike
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Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Power and water have been cut off in the city of Zhytomyr.

Meanwhile, a Russian missile sparked a fire at an energy facility in the city of Dnipro.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said the body of an elderly woman had been found under the rubble of a building destroyed by a Russian “Kamikaze” drone yesterday.

It is believed Moscow has ordered more than 2,000 of the Iranian-made Kamikaze drones.

Fears are mounting that Russia will deploy them in “swarms” in a bid to beat Ukraine’s air defences.






A Russian missile strike levelled this building in Mykolaiv


A Russian missile strike levelled this building in Mykolaiv
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The Kremlin also took delivery of Fateh-100 and Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from Tehran, delivered in a heavy transport II-76 Iranian cargo plane.

Explosive-tipped Shahed-136 drones smashed into Kyiv on Monday, setting buildings alight, killing three and sending residents dashing into shelters.

The port of Mykolaiv was also attacked by drones as Russia launched airstrikes on Odesa and up to 16 cruise missiles were fired from the Black Sea.

One drone that piled into Kyiv was marked “For Belgorod” – indicating it was in revenge for attacks on facilities in the town at the weekend It marked the second horror barrage in as many weeks – after months during which air attacks had become a rarity in central Kyiv.






Russia is destroying power stations across Ukraine


Russia is destroying power stations across Ukraine
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Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

By midday a swarm of at least 28 drones had been sent against the capital, many of them shot down in what Kyiv’s Mayor Mr Klitschko dubbed: “Terrorism.”

Energy facilities were struck, and one drone slammed into a residential building, killing three people, authorities in Kyiv said.

Intense, sustained bursts of gunfire rang out as the aircraft buzzed overhead, as soldiers tried to shoot them down.

Five drones plunged into Kyiv itself, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

Three bodies were recovered from the rubble, including those of a woman who was six months pregnant and her husband, said Mr Klitschko.






A Sukhoi Su-34 military jet crashed into an apartment block in Yeysk


A Sukhoi Su-34 military jet crashed into an apartment block in Yeysk
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AFP via Getty Images)

The other person killed there was an older woman.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “The whole night, and the whole morning, the enemy terrorises the civilian population.

“Kamikaze drones and missiles are attacking all of Ukraine. The enemy can attack our cities, but it won’t be able to break us.”

A photo of debris from one of Monday’s strikes, posted by Mr Klitschko, showed the word Geran-2 marked on a mangled tail-fin.

The 11-foot-long monsters, costing £17,000 each are fired vertically by rockets and then scream toward their targets at great speed.

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