Russian missiles strike 4 Ukrainian thermal energy stations | EUROtoday

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Russia launched a barrage of missiles at Ukrainian energy services on Saturday, hitting places within the centre and west of the nation, damaging tools and injuring at the very least one power employee, officers stated.

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Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko stated on the Telegram messaging app that the Russian strikes focused the Dnipropetrovsk area in central Ukraine and the western areas of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk.

DTEK, Ukraine’s largest personal power firm, stated its 4 thermal energy stations had been hit.

“The enemy again massively shelled the Ukrainian energy facilities,” DTEK stated in a press release. “The company’s equipment was seriously damaged. At this very moment, energy workers are trying to eliminate the consequences of the attack.”

Galushchenko stated one power employee had been injured. DTEK additionally stated there have been casualties however supplied no different particulars.

The commander of the Ukrainian air power stated Russia had launched mixed in a single day strikes utilizing a complete of 34 cruise and ballistic missiles of which Ukrainian air defence shot down 21.

Since March 22, Russian forces have ramped up their bombardments of the Ukrainian energy sector, attacking thermal and hydropower stations and different power infrastructure virtually day by day.

Ukraine has misplaced about 80% of its thermal era and about 35% of its hydropower capability, officers support. Its power system was already weakened by a Russian air marketing campaign within the first winter of the struggle that Russia launched in February 2022.

Despite delicate spring climate in latest weeks, Ukraine has confronted an electrical energy deficit and the federal government needed to introduce scheduled blackouts in a number of areas and switch to emergency electrical energy imports.

In the Dnipropetrovsk area, Ukrainian air defence shot down 13 Russian missiles, stated Governor Serhiy Lysak.

“Unfortunately, we could not avoid the consequences. Energy facilities in Dnipropetrovsk and Kryvyi Rih regions were damaged, fires broke out.”

Lysak stated the water provide was disrupted within the metropolis of Kryvyi Rih.

In the western areas of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk, firefighters had been additionally extinguishing huge fires at a number of power services, regional officers stated.

“It is difficult for the energy system to maintain the production and consumption balance. We have to help,” stated Maksym Kozytskyi, Lviv regional governor, urging residents to save lots of electrical energy, particularly through the peak night hours.