On the morning of 18 October, the Russian army struck a power facility in Zhytomyr, the Ukrainian presidential office has reported.
"Tentatively, a power supply facility was hit twice. The State Emergency Service is working," it said.
The city has lost power and water supply, mayor Serhiy Sukhomlyn added. Hospitals are connected to reserve feeds. The city council asked residents to collect children from kindergartens and schools after the air siren is off. Due to the power outage, there is no opportunity to cook food in educational institutions.
Zhytomyr is not the only city whose energy infrastructure was hit by the Russian fire this morning. Dnipro, Kyiv and Kharkiv also came under fire.