Four Russian missiles hit thermal power plant in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Burshtyn Thermal Power Plant (Photo:www.facebook.com/dtekbutes)
Four Russian missiles hit the Burshtyn Thermal Power Plant (TPP) in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast during a Russian mass missile attack on the morning of Oct. 10, regional governor Svitlana Onyshchuk said on Telegram messenger.
“Four missiles hit the Burshtyn TPP’s open switch gears,” she said.
According to the governor, there were no casualties or injuries among the staff.
Rescue teams are working at the scene, she added.
Russia launched a series of missile strikes across Ukraine early on Oct. 10, which led to numerous killed and injured civilians, as well as the destruction of important critical infrastructure facilities.
Power stations were hit in the cities of Kyiv, Lviv, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipro, and Vinnytsia, as well as Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Sumy, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, and Kirovohrad oblasts.
Ukraine’s national power company Ukrenergo has started to use backup power mechanisms to restore power in a number of oblasts, and is work-ing on repairing the damage caused by the mass Russian missile strikes.
The company also warned about power outages in cities and towns.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has advised citizens to tone down power consumption between the hours of 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm, in order to lighten the load on the Ukrainian grid.
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