Government plans to evacuate civilians if Russia cripples infrastructure in eastern Ukraine

14 September, 09:31 PM
Rescuers eliminate the consequences of the Russian attack on TPP-5 in Kharkiv, as a result of which localities in five regions were left without electricity (Photo:State Emergency Service)

Rescuers eliminate the consequences of the Russian attack on TPP-5 in Kharkiv, as a result of which localities in five regions were left without electricity (Photo:State Emergency Service)

Government plans to evacuate civilians if Russia cripples infrastructure in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine’s regional administrations have prepared plans to evacuate the civilian population during the winter if Russian attacks disable critical infrastructure, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said during a press conference, news agency Ukrinform reported on Sept. 14.

“Naturally, we will evacuate the population, should the enemy continue to launch its insidious terror attacks on our infrastructure, leaving cities without heating and power during cold winter months, and if there’s no opportunity to quickly repair the damage,” said Shmyhal.

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The prime minister said people would be evacuated if repairs aren’t complete in two days.

Russia attacked a major thermal power plant in Kharkiv, on Sept. 11, killing two civilians and precipitating blackouts across a number of Ukrainian regions. The power supply to the affected areas was restored within several hours.

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