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Mass strikes on Ukraine hit Kyiv and knock out power in Odesa and Kharkiv

Russia targets cities across the country, sparking blackouts, as Ukraine claims to have repelled attacks on Bakhmut and Zelenskiy says Donbas region is ‘our first priority’

Volleys of Russian missiles struck targets across Ukraine early on Thursday, including Kyiv, the Black Sea port of Odesa and the second city of Kharkiv, knocking out power to several areas, regional officials said.

The governor of Odesa region, Maksym Marchenko, said on Telegram that a mass missile attack had hit an energy facility in the port city, cutting power. Residential areas were also hit, but no casualties were immediately reported.

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