Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine in the early hours of Tuesday as Russia launched missile strikes for the second day running, although it was unclear how many struck their targets.
Kyiv said some of the missiles had been intercepted by its air defences.
A government app that warns residents when Russian missiles have entered Ukrainian airspace showed all 24 of the country’s provinces on red alert.
The city of Zaporizhzhia in south-eastern Ukraine was struck by 12 rockets in the early hours, killing one person and damaging several residential buildings, businesses and a pipeline, according to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office.
Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Kryvyi Rih military authorities, said Russia fired 10 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea and 10 from the Russian city of Saratov. The Ukrainian Air Force said four cruise missiles were intercepted by Ukrainian air defences in the south.
Andriy Sadoviy, the mayor of Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine, said the city had been targeted for the second day with strikes that again knocked out power supplies. “There has been a rocket attack on a critical infrastructure facility in Lviv. Part of the city is again without electricity,” he said in a Telegram channel post.
“The enemy continues to attack Ukraine with high-precision weapons,” the air force wrote on Facebook.
A power station in the Vinnytsia region was hit by kamikaze drones, the electricity company DTEK reported, while there was also a drone attack on Khmelnytskyi in western Ukraine.
Two missiles were shot down by air defences in the Kyiv region, its governor Oleksiy Kuleba wrote on Telegram.
Pictures posted on social media showed people in Kyiv taking shelter in basements and in the capital’s cavernous metro system for a second day.
Ihor Klymenko, chief of Ukraine’s national police, speaking on state television, said updated reports had confirmed at least 19 people were killed and 108 injured in Monday’s nationwide Russian missile and drone barrage. He added that 199 infrastructure sites had been damaged.
President Vladimir Putin said the strikes were retaliation for an attack on Saturday that damaged a vital road and railway bridge connecting Russian-occupied Crimea with the Russian mainland.
Monday’s assaults on civilian targets were denounced by several western governments as war crimes.
Leaders of G7 countries will discuss their response with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on a video call on Tuesday. Zelenskyy is expected to press them for western air defence systems to protect the skies over his war-torn country.
Zaporizhzhia has suffered constant bombardment in recent weeks. On Tuesday it was hit with Russian S-300 surface-to-air missiles adjusted to be used against ground targets, said Ukraine’s state emergency service.
It said rescuers were searching for people trapped under debris and that repairs were being made to damaged infrastructure. It shared photographs on Telegram of first responders putting out a huge blaze that engulfed a commercial centre.
“Most of the rockets landed on the island of Khortytsia, where buildings were destroyed, windows were broken and rooftops were damaged . . . Also, a car dealership was damaged directly in the city,” Tymoshenko said.
Additional reporting by Roman Olearchyk in Kyiv