Ukrainian power grid operator Ukrenergo has suffered over UAH 70 billion ($1.9 bil-lion) in losses as a result of Russian attacks on the Ukrainian power grid, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said during a Cabinet meeting on Nov. 22.
70 repair crews, totalling over 1,000 workers, are currently working to restore the grids, the PM added. Widespread power outages across the country will continue as the work goes on, he noted.
Shmyhal also explained why some cities in Ukraine may get more outages than others.
“To put it plainly, there are substations and power transmission networks between the power generation plants and our homes,” he explained.
“These are the precise targets of Russian terrorists.”
For this reason, it is impossible to transport a large amount of electricity to individual regions or districts, and the restrictions are uneven, the prime minister said.