Hundreds of thousands of Russians plunged into darkness – Ukraine attack sparks blackout. Source: EXPRESS. The Daily Briefing

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Hundreds of thousands of Russians plunged into darkness – Ukraine attack sparks blackout

HUNDREDS of thousands of Russians have been plunged into darkness after households were left without electricity in a major Russian city following an attack by Ukraine.

By Rebecca Perring

08:18, Thu, Sep 8, 2022 | UPDATED: 08:46, Thu, Sep 8, 2022

Russia: Explosions in Belgorod at major electrical substation

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Ukraine continues to fight back in its war against Russia after it struck an electricity distribution centre in the city of Belgorod. Video footage shows the strike, with the building erupting into balls of flames.

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The attack, thought to be by Ukrainian forces, left the major city in “pitch black”.

The strike will come as a major blow to Vladimir Putin as the Russian Army uses Belgorod, which is close to the Ukraine’s border, to launch missiles at Kharkiv.

Visegrád 24 tweeted: “Another video of the aftermath following the Ukrainian strike on the electricity distribution centre in the Russian city of Belgorod.

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Russians have been plunged into darkness (Image: TWITTER/GETTY )

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Video footage shows the strike, with the building erupting into balls of flames (Image: TWITTER )

“As the Russian city of a Belgorod is left pitch black tonight after a Ukrainian strike on an electricity distribution centre, the only thing that can be seen is an illuminated ‘Z-Symbol’ powered by another source… ironic….”

It comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported “good news” from the front near Kharkiv in the east, saying some settlements had been recaptured as both sides reported heavy fighting in the region.

Ukrainian and pro-Russian officials said there was fighting around the town of Balakleiia about 38 miles southeast of Kharkiv, with unconfirmed reports of heavy losses to Russian forces.

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