Russian strikes across three regions of Ukraine have left cities “without electricity” as Putin reacts to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s 48-hour round trip across the United Kingdom and northern Europe.

At 4am on Friday morning, Ukrainian civilians were urged to rush to nearby shelters as dozens of rockets and Iranian Shahed-136 suicide drones devastated regions across the east and south of Ukraine.

At least 17 missiles struck the city of Zaporizhzhya in southern Ukraine, according to the city council secretary Anatolii Kurtiev.

In Kharkiv, in the northeast, S-300 missile systems are believed to have been used to strike areas across the region at least 10 times.

Regional governor Oleh Synyehubov said on Telegram: “At 4:00, the enemy launched rocket attacks on the city of Kharkiv and the region. Previously by S-300 missiles.

“Critical and infrastructure facilities were targeted. Fires broke out, which the rescuers managed to quickly put out.

“However, some areas of the city remain without electricity. Specialists are working to eliminate the consequences of the impact. Fortunately, there were no casualties.”

Serhiy Lysak, the military administrator in the Dnipropetrovsk region to the north of Zaporizhzhya, said Iranian drones were detected on their way to the area but were intercepted.

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