Electricity was cut off throughout Odessa. The entire city and part of the Odessa region are de-energized due to an accident at the Ukrenergo substation, the energy company DTEK said.
The organization added that this is the second large-scale accident at the substation over the past day. Eyewitnesses reported on social networks that they saw smoke from a fire – presumably at one of the substations near Odessa.
The head of the Odessa Regional Military Administration, Maxim Marchenko, noted that emergency power outages are occurring in the region. According to him, the main facilities of critical civilian infrastructure are being connected to electricity.
On Saturday morning, an air alert was announced throughout Ukraine. Belarusian activists said that an early warning and control aircraft took off from the Machulishche airfield. There were no reports of strikes.
According to the State Border Service of Ukraine, in 2022, an air raid alert was announced almost 15,000 times in the country.
In turn, the governor of the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said that the village of Krasnoe had come under fire. One house was damaged there, the windows of two more were broken. No harm done.
Earlier today, Gladkov wrote in a telegram about the shelling by Ukraine of the plant of bridge metal structures in Borisovka. There was a fire at the enterprise. It is localized. There were no casualties.
Gladkov indefinitely extended the high level of terrorist threat in the Belgorod Region.
The Russian Defense Ministry claims that Russian troops drove out units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the western outskirts of the village of Dvurechnaya, Kharkov region.
In the morning summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, nothing was said about the battles for this settlement. It was reported only about the shelling of Dvurechnaya.
The Russian-controlled authorities in Donetsk reported shelling of the city center with multiple launch rocket systems. There are destruction. Information about possible victims is being specified.
The American Institute for the Study of War reports in a daily report that Russian troops are conducting increasingly intense offensive operations in the Kremennaya area.
Kremennaya and Svatovo are strongholds of Russian defense in the Lugansk region, which are approached by Ukrainian forces, but Russian troops are trying to seize the initiative in the area. There are also reports of ongoing Russian offensive operations to the south, in the area of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also reports that Russian troops are advancing in the area of Kremennaya and Bakhmut, as well as in other directions, with heavy losses, and claims that the attacks have been repulsed.
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