According to officials, Russia launched a barrage of missiles at Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, during the night, hitting a train yard and cutting power to more than 18,000 homes.
Oleg Synegubov, the governor of Kharkiv, reported that Russian forces had launched S-300 missiles, which were originally intended as anti-aircraft weapons but are now frequently converted to target civilian targets in Ukrainian cities.
The explosions, which were heard in the city center at around 9:00 p.m. (1800 GMT) on Tuesday, wrecked an electrical transformer and struck a workshop, according to the Kharkiv regional emergency service.
Residents of these districts of Kharkiv woke up to a power outage and commuter trams stranded without power in the streets.
Firefighters were putting out a fire at the railway yard that had been started by at least two strikes that had also damaged two parked wagons, destroyed an office, and tore up some lines.
The attack came exactly one week after a similar one that targeted residential buildings and a nearby train freight yard, sparking worries that Moscow is targeting civilian targets in an attempt to take Kharkiv.