Russia launched a huge wave of missile attacks across Ukraine, killing at least six civilians, three of them in the southern city of Kherson, and cutting power to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Ukraine’s air force says Russia fired 81 missiles, including six Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, as well as eight drones.
Russia says the attacks were “retaliation” for what it called a terrorist attack by Ukraine in Russia’s Bryansk region last week.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy condemned the attacks and said Moscow “won’t avoid responsibility”.
Ukraine’s military says its forces have pushed back intense Russian attacks on the eastern mining town of Bakhmut, despite Russia’s Wagner mercenary group claiming it has taken full control of the town’s eastern part.