Air raid warnings have been issued in Ukraine’s Kharkiv Region and the Kyiv-controlled part of Russia’s Zaporizhzhia region
Now Russia warns that they will attack Kharkiv. Earlier, Russia began striking Ukrainian infrastructure on October 10, 2022, two days after Ukraine’s terrorist attack on Russia’s Crimean Bridge. The strikes are carried out on power, defense industry, military command, and communications facilities across Ukraine.
After strikes on November 15, 2022, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said nearly half of the country’s power grid was put out of service.
In December 2022, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said it was now impossible to completely restore the Ukrainian power grid.
Earlier, Russia’s bombing of regions in eastern Ukraine killed at least two people, local officials said on Sunday, after Moscow ended a self-declared Christmas ceasefire and vowed to push on with combat until it reaches a victory over Ukraine.
Kharkiv. also known as Kharkov, is the second-largest city and municipality in Ukraine. Located in the northeast of the country, it is the largest city of the historic Slobozhanshchyna region. Kharkiv is the administrative center of Kharkiv Oblast and of the surrounding Kharkiv Raion. The latest population is 1,433,886.
From December 1919 to January 1934, Kharkiv was the first capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport, and industrial center of Ukraine, with numerous museums, theatres, and libraries, including the Annunciation and Dormition Cathedrals, the Derzhprom building in Freedom Square, and the National University of Kharkiv. Industry plays a significant role in Kharkiv’s economy, specializing primarily in machinery and electronics.
There are hundreds of industrial facilities throughout the city, including the Morozov Design Bureau and the Malyshev Tank Factory (leaders in world tank production from the 1930s to the 1980s); Khartron (aerospace, nuclear power plants, and automation electronics); Turboatom (turbines for hydro-, thermal- and nuclear power plants); and Antonov (the multipurpose aircraft manufacturing plant).