new “massive” Russian attack on civilian infrastructure

new “massive” Russian attack on civilian infrastructure
new “massive” Russian attack on civilian infrastructure

By Le Figaro with AFP

Published
7 hours ago,

Update 3 hours ago

Anti-aircraft defense of kyiv.
Gleb Garanich / REUTERS

kyiv expects power cuts after ‘massive’ Russian attack, with state power company Ukrenergo asking Ukrainians to ‘use electricity sparingly’ to cope with a situation expected to be ‘particularly difficult’ “.

During the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, Russian forces carried out a new “massive attack” missiles and drones against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, injuring at least six people, Ukrainian authorities said. “The enemy is not abandoning its plans to deprive Ukrainians of light. A new massive attack on our energy industry!” Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko wrote on Telegram.

These attacks targeted electricity production and transmission facilities in the regions of Poltava (east), Kirovograd (center), Zaporizhzhia (south), Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Vinnytsia (west), he said. . The various local authorities reported at least six injuries during the night: one in the Dnipropetrovsk region (south), one in Kirovograd (center), two in Brovary, near kyiv, and at least two others in the capital.

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DTEK company, the largest private investor in the energy sector in Ukraine, three thermal power plants were “seriously damaged”. It said its facilities had been bombed about 180 times since the war began in February 2022, including five times in the past six weeks. According to the military administration of the city of kyiv, Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers fired several cruise missiles at the capital, which was placed on alert for three hours. All these missiles were shot down, she said.

The national electricity company Ukrenergo warned on Wednesday that power cuts were possible at the end of the day. “From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., power cuts are possible in Ukraine”she wrote on Telegram, asking Ukrainians to“use electricity sparingly” to deal with a situation that should be “particularly difficult”.

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