Ukraine reported severe damage to thermal power plants

Ukraine reported severe damage to thermal power plants

According to Ukrainian information, the attack with Russian rockets on Saturday was one of the most devastating since the beginning of the war, also with regard to energy supplies. Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal announced today in Kyiv that eight blocks of thermal power plants in the west and one in the east of the country were damaged by the attack.

In addition, three substations and a high voltage line were hit. The consequences are emergency stops due to increased energy deficit. “However, the power system has held up, remains coherent and controllable,” said the 47-year-old. Repair work worked all the time.

Almost eleven months ago, Russia launched a war of aggression against its neighbor and has been targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since the fall. Over the weekend, the region around the capital Kyiv and Kharkiv in the east were among those hit by the most violent wave of attacks so far this year. At least 45 people died after a Russian rocket hit a house in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro.