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Russia launched another massive attack on Ukraine's energy system

Apr 11, 2024

On the night of April 11, the Russian occupiers launched a massive air strike against Ukraine using cruise, ballistic and aerial ballistic missiles, as well as kamikaze drones. Explosions were heard, in particular, in Kharkiv and Lviv, and energy facilities were also attacked.

This was reported by RBC-Ukraine.

The launch of Shahed-type attack drones was reported by the Air Force late in the evening on April 10. After midnight and throughout the night, the air raid alert spread throughout Ukraine.


At about half past two in the morning, it was reported that about nine Tu-95 strategic bombers had taken off from the Murmansk region (Russia). At about four o'clock, the Tu-95MS bombers maneuvered near the launch area. The launch of cruise missiles was recorded.

Later, at about six o'clock in the morning, the air force reported the movement of four MiG-31Ks, and later - the launch of Kinzhal airborne ballistic missiles on the territory of Ukraine.

  • In Kharkiv and the region, explosions were heard due to missile attacks by the occupiers. Local authorities clarified that the invaders had struck the city and the region at least ten times.

There was no information on casualties in Kharkiv and the region, authorities said. It is not yet clear where the hits took place. The police said that in the morning, Russian troops attacked Kharkiv and the suburbs, using S-300 air defense systems.

  • In the morning, Ruslan Kravchenko, the head of the military-industrial complex, said that the Kyiv region was attacked with Shaheds and missiles.
"The alert lasted more than 5 hours. Unfortunately, a critical infrastructure facility was attacked during the air raid in the Kyiv region," he said, adding that there was no information on casualties or deaths.

The official also said that all emergency services are on the scene, and the fire at the facility is being extinguished.

  • Air defense forces and assets were deployed in the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions due to missile attacks. In particular, the enemy launched Kanjal missiles at Lviv.

Later, the head of the Lviv Regional Air Defense Administration, Mykola Kozytskyi, clarified that the enemy attacked two critical energy infrastructure facilities in the region with cruise missiles of various classes and drones. Namely, a gas distribution infrastructure facility in Stryi district and an electric substation in Chervonohrad district.

  • Explosions were also heard that night in the Zaporizhzhia region. The Defense Forces of Southern Ukraine reported that an energy infrastructure facility was damaged in Zaporizhzhia district as a result of an enemy missile attack. The extent of the damage is being clarified, there was no information about casualties, the military added.
  • In the Mykolaiv region, the wreckage of the downed Shaheds fell in an open area, there is no information on damage or casualties.
  • In the Odesa region, the wreckage of downed kamikaze drones caused a fire on the territory of a power plant, which has been extinguished.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 11/04/2024

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