WRAPUP 11-Russia hits Ukraine power grid and gains ground in east; Biden to visit Poland

February 11, 2023

Ukraine's armed forces said in an evening update that Russian forces fired more than 100 missiles throughout the country and staged 12 air and 20 shelling attacks. Energy Minister German Galushchenko said Russia had hit power facilities in six regions with missiles and drones, causing blackouts across most of Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said 10 Russian missiles had been shot down over the capital after sirens blared during the morning rush hour and weary civilians took shelter. After months of static artillery battles both sides call the "meat grinder", Russian forces have begun to encircle the city. It said they were now threatening the main western access road to Bakhmut although a Ukrainian military analyst said supplies were still getting through.