KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 11 — At around 5 a.m., the Russian military fired at least ten S-300 missile strikes at the critical infrastructure of Kharkiv and the region, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov, mayor Ihor Terekhov, and Kharkiv Police chief Volodymyr Tymoshko.

According to Oleh Syniehubov, no casualties were reported. The Russian missile attack caused power outages in the city and the region. Kharkiv mayor added that the subway will not work for the next few hours.

The police is evaluating the extent of the damage, and emergency services are working at the hit sites.

According to Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko, over the past day, the Russian army attacked energy infrastructure in the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, and Kyiv regions. According to him, power engineers are already working to restore electricity in affected regions.

The Economist reported, citing anonymous military sources in Kyiv, that Russia might want to turn Kharkiv into a “gray zone” that is unlivable for civilians via escalation of attacks on Ukraine’s second city and almost total “destruction of Kharkiv’s power-generation capacity.”

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