UKRAINE, KHARKIV, Mar 22 — Russian troops attacked Kharkiv with a total of 19 missile strikes on March 22, causing the largest destruction of the energy system since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The attacks caused a power outage in the city, said Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov.

“Since the beginning of the war, the Kharkiv Oblast and Kharkiv energy system has never experienced such destruction,” said the mayor.

This Russian missile attack injured an employee of one of Kharkiv’s energy companies.

About the Russian shelling of Kharkiv on March 22

On the morning of March 22, Russians attacked Kharkiv’s critical infrastructure. The city’s power supply was cut off due to the missile attacks, and there were interruptions in water and heating supply. Electric transport and traffic lights are not working in the city due to the power outage.

Ground transportation is operating in blackout mode, and the subway is currently functioning only as a shelter.

Also, some railroad sections in the Kharkiv junction remained without power due to the Russian shelling of critical infrastructure.

According to Oleksii Kuleba, deputy head of the Presidential Office, 700,000 consumers are currently without electricity. Kharkiv and other settlements of the Kharkiv and Lozova districts are temporarily without electricity.

Other cities in the region — Krasnohrad, Oleksiivka community, Kupiansk district — were partially left without electricity.

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  • From 4:15 a.m. to 5:25 a.m., Kharkiv residents heard at least 15 explosions. The City Mayor, Ihor Terekhov, reported Russians are hitting energy infrastructure with missiles.