Russia's invasion of Ukraine began on the 7th, with a series of missile and other attacks on the capital, Kiev. Meanwhile, local media reported that Russia's oil refining volume decreased by 4% last month due to the Ukrainian military's intensive attacks on Russian oil-related facilities.

In Ukraine, on the 7th, the Russian military carried out a series of attacks by missiles and drones in the capital, Kyiv, and the southern Mykolaiv region.

An apartment complex in Kiv also suffered extensive damage, with its walls blackened and burnt.

According to Interior Minister Klimenko, four people have died in Kiev so far.

Kiv Mayor Klitschko also posted on social media that several power infrastructures in the city were damaged and power outages were occurring in some parts of the city.

Air defense warnings were issued throughout Ukraine from around 6 a.m. local time on the 7th, and what sounded like an explosion was heard at a shelter on the second basement floor of a hotel in the center of Kyiv, where an NHK reporting team was staying. I heard it at least three times.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military has been conducting intensive attacks on Russian oil-related facilities with drones over the past month.

Attacks were carried out on oil-related facilities in the western Bryansk region and ports in the second city of St. Petersburg, causing large-scale fires.

Russia's leading newspaper Kommersant reported on the 6th that the amount of oil refined in Russia last month decreased by 4% compared to the same period last year.

Some of the facilities that were attacked temporarily halted production, with some refining volumes decreasing by 30%.