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Ukrainian officials have reported a new wave of Russian missile strikes across the country as Moscow seeks to cripple Ukraine's energy supplies and infrastructure. Explosions were reported in several parts of the country, including the cities of Odesa, Cherkasy and Kryvyi Rih, Ednews reports citing DW.   

Russia's latest wave of airstrikes has destroyed homes in the south and knocked out power in the north. Two people were reportedly killed by gunfire in Zaporizhzhia.

A missile strike in Odesa cut power to pumping stations, leaving the entire city without water, according to the local water company. Officials in Kryvyi Rih said, "Parts of the city are cut off from electricity, several boiler and pumping stations are disconnected."

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said air defense forces shot down most of the Russian missiles fired at his country Monday, and that energy workers were already restoring power supplies. 

"Every Russian missile shot down is concrete proof that terror can be defeated," said Zelenskyy during a daily video address.

"Our people never give up," Zelenskyy said, but he also noted that four people had reportedly been killed in Monday's attack. "Unfortunately, there are victims." 

Ukrainian authorities claim that 60 of the 70 rockets fired on Ukraine were intercepted.

"The enemy is again attacking the territory of Ukraine with missiles!" Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president's office, wrote on Telegram as officials urged people to take shelter, and air raid sirens sounded across the country.

White House National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby called the latest strikes, "a reminder of Putin's brutality."

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