Russia says it has struck Ukrainian military, energy targets

Smokes rises on outskirts of the city during a Russian missile attack, as their invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine October 18, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer

MOSCOW, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday its forces were keeping up strikes against military and energy infrastructure targets in Ukraine.

The Russian defence ministry said in a statement the attacks were carried out with high-precision long-range air and sea-based weapons.

The targets were "military command and energy infrastructure of Ukraine, as well as arsenals with ammunition and foreign-made weapons," it said.

"All assigned objects were hit," it added.

Russia has in recent days attacked Ukraine's civilian infrastructure, including energy facilities, after suffering a series of defeats on the battlefield in September.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia had destroyed 30% of Ukraine's power stations in what he called "terrorist attacks".

Reporting by Reuters

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