At least 408 infrastructure facilities destroyed by Russian invaders in over one week
Since October 10, Russian terrorists have destroyed 408 infrastructure facilities in Ukraine (Photo:State Emergency Service of Ukraine / Handout via Reuters)
At least 408 Ukrainian infrastructure facilities were attacked and destroyed by invading Russian forces from Oct. 10 to Oct. 18, Ukraine’s Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine told Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform on Oct. 18.
Citing minister Oleksiy Chernyshov, Ukrinform reported that at least 45 energy infrastructure facilities were damaged or destroyed as a result of missile and kamikaze drone attacks throughout Ukraine.
In addition, over 180 residential buildings were reportedly been damaged in strikes.
“Trying to undermine Ukraine’s energy security on the eve of the heating season, the enemy uses missile terror, and takes the lives of Ukrainians,” Chernyshov said.
“Each region has an operational anti-crisis response plan, so thanks to the teamwork of the central and local authorities and communal services, repair work on damaged critical infrastructure facilities continues around the clock, until full recovery.”
The minister also called on Ukrainians to show the same unity as last week, namely to limit their consumption of electricity during peak hours so that energy and utility companies can restore stable electricity supplies to the affected settlements as soon as possible.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Oct. 18 that Russia had destroyed 30% of Ukraine’s power stations since Oct. 10.
Ukrainian national power company Ukrenergo said on Oct. 18 it had not introduced rolling blackouts in Ukraine, but it did call on the public to limit their electric power consumption.
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