New Russian strikes on electricity infrastructure; 1.5 million Ukrainians without electricity

New explosions cause power outages in several Ukrainian regions

Ukrainian energy infrastructure was the target of Russian bombings in western Ukraine on Saturday, operator Ukrenergo announced. Added Electric Transmission System Operator telegram what “The extent of the damage [était] The effects of the October 10-12 attack could be comparable or even greater” And he “Now it is forced to apply restrictions on energy supply in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava, Dnipro, Zaporizhia and Kirovohrad regions”.

Ukrainians have already voluntarily reduced their electricity consumption by an average of 5% to 20% on some days and in some regions, Ukrenergo director Volodymyr Koudrytsky told Agence France-Presse in a written statement. “We are grateful to the people who have reduced consumption at home, and to the companies that have done so.”he added.

Local officials said the strikes affected energy infrastructure in the Odesa, Kirovohrad and Lutsk regions.

Power problems were reported in other Ukrainian regions. about this “New Rocket Attack from Terrorists Fighting Against Civilian Infrastructure and Population”Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian President, Andriy Yermak, said on telegram.

Kyiv Region Governor Oleksiy Kuleba announced telegram what “Temporary Confirmation Cuts [avaient] Force launched according to established schedule”, In the Kiev region. He added:

The Russians are deliberately attacking energy infrastructure. (…) To save electricity. It is our responsibility and our contribution to victory against the enemy.

Power and water were cut off in parts of Volhynia province, its governor said. The city of Khmelnytsky was without power and city officials called on residents to prepare for water cuts.

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The Governor of Rivne Province, Vitaly Koval clarified about that telegram Targeted attacks were carried out in the morning“Energy Infrastructure” Damages electrical substations in the area.

A power outage was also reported in the Odesa region (south-west). “Two Missile Attacks on Energy Infrastructure” of the region, said on telegram Governor of the Oblast, Maxim Marchenko.

The governor of Kirovohrad Oblast (centre), for his part, asked local businesses and residents to reduce electricity use due to the strikes.“Important” Energy infrastructure.

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