Kyiv fully restores power and water supply, blackouts to return to schedule, says mayor

1 November 2022, 02:37 PM
Capital's power engineers and utilities worked for almost a whole day to restore services (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Capital's power engineers and utilities worked for almost a whole day to restore services (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Electricity and water supplies have been fully restored in Kyiv City a day after a mass missile strike on Ukraine by Russia on Oct. 31 did damage to a power facility in Kyiv Oblast, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko announced on Telegram on Nov. 1.

To achieve the restoration of services, the capital's power engineers and utilities worked for almost a whole day. All the same, the regularly scheduled outages in Kyiv will continue due to the deficit of generating capacity in the energy system.

"I’m grateful to the specialists of Kyivvodokanal and DTEK who worked for almost a day to return water and electricity to the residents of the capital," Klitschko said.

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"But the blackouts are in place because there is a significant deficit in the energy system after the barbaric attacks of the aggressor," the mayor said.

Russia launched another massive missile attack across Ukraine on Oct. 31. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Russian missiles and drones had damaged 18 infrastructure facilities in 10 oblasts of Ukraine. Most of the damaged objects are energy facilities.

Of the 55 missiles that Russia had fired at Ukraine on Oct. 31, 45 were shot down by air defense forces. According to the head of the National Police Ihor Klymenko, 13 people were injured in yesterday's morning strikes.

The projectiles fired at the capital did not reach their targets thanks to air defense forces, but in Kyiv Oblast, Russian missiles did damage an important energy infrastructure facility that supplies 350,000 households in Kyiv.

As a result, 80% of Kyiv City consumers lost water supply on Oct. 31, and there were problems with the electricity supply in the capital.

As of 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 after the Russian attacks in the morning, in Kyiv, 270,000 households remained without electricity, and 40% of consumers still had no water supply.

Later in the day energy provider DTEK fully restored the electricity supply in the city of Kyiv and to 85% of the surrounding Kyiv Oblast.

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