Russian missile and drone assaults harm energy vegetation in central, west Ukraine | EUROtoday

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Russian missile and drone assaults hit thermal and hydro energy vegetation in central and western Ukraine, energy grid operator Ukrenergo stated on Friday, the most recent assault on the already broken energy infrastructure.

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“During the night, the Russians struck again at energy facilities in a massive and combined attack,” Ukrenergo stated on the Telegram messaging app.

“Thermal and hydroelectric power plants in the central and western regions were damaged.”

Regional officers stated Russian forces had attacked infrastructure within the Kamianske district close to town of Dnipro. At least one individual was wounded, they added.

Ukrainian power minister German Galushchenko additionally stated energy services within the areas of Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava and Cherkasy have been attacked.

“Electricity generation facilities were targeted by drones and missiles,” Gelushchenko stated on Facebook.

The Ukrainian navy stated its air forces had destroyed 58 Russia-launched assault drones in a single day from a complete of 60, together with 26 of 39 missiles.

“The enemy launched a powerful missile and air strike against the fuel and energy sector of Ukraine, using various types of missiles and attack drones,” the commander stated.

Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the report.

Ukrainian tv stated explosions have been heard within the areas of Ivano-Frankivsk and Khmelnytskyi in addition to town of Dnipro as Russian cruise missiles have been noticed in Ukrainian air area.

The largest personal energy agency, DTEK, stated its three thermal energy vegetation have been attacked.

“The equipment was severely damaged,” it stated on Telegram. “After the attack ended, the power engineers promptly started to repair the damage.”

Ukrainian energy distributor Yasno stated this week that DTEK misplaced about half its capability following Russian missile and drone assaults.