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Photo for illustrative purposes. A high voltage substation switchyard stands partially destroyed after the Ukrenergo power station was hit by a Russian missile strike on Nov. 10, 2022, in central Ukraine. (Ed Ram/Getty Images)
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Editor's Note: This is a developing story. It will be updated as more details emerge.

Russian forces attacked energy infrastructure in the city of Kharkiv overnight on March 22, causing at least 15 explosions and multiple power outages across the city.

At around 5:08 a.m. local time, Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported that Russia had carried out 15 strikes on Kharkiv's energy facilities, and that the city was almost completely without power.

Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov previously announced that residents were experiencing disruptions in the city's water supply due to blackouts at local pumping substations.

Reports of civilian casualties or further damage to civilian infrastructure is not yet available.

Since the onset of the full-scale invasion, Russian regularly targets equipment and facilities associated with Ukraine's energy infrastructure, causing interruptions in the supply of power, water, and heating.

Kharkiv has been at the forefront of Russian strikes since the outbreak of the full-scale invasion. It came under several deadly attacks over the winter as Russia launched mass missile strikes against Ukraine.

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FT: Russia may be gearing up for large-scale offensive against Ukraine.

Russian forces may be preparing for a large-scale offensive in late spring or summer, aiming to capture more land in Ukraine's partially-occupied Donetsk, Kherson, Luhansk and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, the Financial Times reported on April 13, citing unnamed Ukrainian and Western officials.
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