After Russian drone attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, parts of the country were left without electricity

Ukraine / Photo EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Russian drones struck power plants early this morning, knocking out power in some parts of the Sumy region in northern Ukraine, authorities said.

In a post on the Telegram communication platform, regional authorities said the drones hit the towns of Shostka and Konotop, northeast of Kyiv and near the border with Russia.

According to regional authorities, the Ukrainian Air Force shot down seven drones used in the attack.

Emergency services are working to restore power in three counties.

Ukraine's military said it shot down 24 drones launched by Russia in an overnight attack on five other regions in the country's south and east.

A little over a week ago, Russian forces crossed the border and began to push into the northeastern region of Kharkiv, and authorities warned of a troop build-up and a possible attack on the neighboring Sumy region.

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