Ukraine works to restore power after devastating strike

Kyiv – About 70% of the Ukrainian capital was without power after Moscow launched a devastating missile barrage on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure on Thursday morning, the Kyiv mayor said.

to punish Barrage of Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure A blackout hit much of Ukraine on Wednesday, causing further damage to Ukraine’s already crumbling power grid, civilian misfortune as winter begins. The strike also caused power outages in neighboring Moldova.

Russia has launched a devastating attack on Ukraine’s power infrastructure. Its troops are suffering a battlefield setback in an all-out war that began on Thursday, just nine months before him on February 24.

“Electricity engineers are doing their best to restore (electricity) as soon as possible,” Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said in a telegram statement, adding that water supply was restored in about half of Kyiv on the left bank of the Dnieper. added. .

The Ukrainian General Staff said on Thursday morning that Russian forces launched 67 cruise missiles and 10 aircraft during Wednesday’s “massive attacks on residential and energy infrastructure” in Kyiv and several other parts of Ukraine. of drones have been launched.

Efforts to restore power, heating and water supplies disrupted by Wednesday’s attacks were also underway elsewhere in Ukraine.

Poltava region governor Dmitro Lunin said the “optimistic scenario” suggested that electricity would return to residents of his central region of Ukraine on Thursday.

“In the next few hours, we will start supplying energy to critical infrastructure and then to the bulk of our home consumers,” Lunin said on Telegram, adding that 15,500 people in the region and 1,500 He pointed out that power to the corporation had already been restored.

Lunin added that water supply was resumed in some areas of the city of Poltava and four boiler stations started heating the district hospital.

The Kirovohrad and Vinnitsa regions were reconnected to the grid on Thursday morning, adding to a dozen other regions that were reconnected on Wednesday night, according to Kirillo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office.

In the southeastern Dnipropetrovsk region, electricity has been restored to up to 50% of consumers, said Governor Valentyn Reznichenko, but said “the energy situation is complex.”

Amid ongoing Russian attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, Ukrainian officials have begun opening up what they call “points of invulnerability” — where people can eat hot meals and charge their devices. , a powered location for connecting to the Internet.

A total of 3,720 such spaces have been opened across the country, Kyril Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian president’s office, said on Thursday morning.

Various locations, including government buildings, schools, kindergartens and emergency services offices, have been turned into “points of invincibility,” according to the project’s website.


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