Kyiv authorities warn of electricity, water, heating supply disruption after latest Russian drone attack

20 December 2022, 12:30 PM
DTEK said that a number of consumers may be without power for ten hours (Photo:Valentyn Ogirenko/Telegram)

DTEK said that a number of consumers may be without power for ten hours (Photo:Valentyn Ogirenko/Telegram)

Kyiv is continuing to battle the effects of the latest Russian suicide drone attack on the capital, more than a day after Iranian-made flying bombs knocked out power to much of the city, Kyiv City Military Administration reported on Telegram.

The generation of electricity is limited, so the capital receives a limited amount of power, the administration said. Much of the city lost power during the attack in the early hours of Dec. 19.

So far, the city’s water supply is normal, but earlier the mayor's office warned of possible interruptions in the coming hours.

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Boiler houses, which serve about 5% of consumers in the capital, are forced to turn off and on alternately due to energy shortages. Because of this, a number of residents of the capital may experience interruptions in heating.

The Head of the Kyiv City Military Administration Serhiy Popko said that 430 stationary Points of Invincibility have been deployed in Kyiv. There people can warm up, charge electronic devices and use communications. All of them work around the clock.

On Dec. 19, the Russian military conducted a mass attack on Kyiv and the region with Iranian drones. The enemy launched 23 drones at the capital, 18 of which were shot down.

The fragments of the downed UAVs damaged the roadway in Solomianskyi district of the city, as well as the windows of a high-rise building in Shevchenkivskyi district. One of the drones hit a critical infrastructure facility.

Earlier, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko reported that the electricity deficit in the capital had increased to 50%. DTEK energy company warned that power outages in the homes of Kyiv residents may last up to 10 hours.

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