Almost all thermal and hydro power plants damaged in Ukraine, reports Ukrenergo
Almost all of Ukraine’s thermal power plants (TPPs) and large hydroelectric power plants (HPPs) have been damaged. (Photo:Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces)
Almost all of Ukraine’s thermal power plants (TPPs) and large hydroelectric power plants (HPPs) have been damaged as a result of Russian mass missile strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chairman of Ukraine’s power grid operator, said during a briefing on Nov. 22.
“That is, so that you understand the scale of these attacks and what we have to work with: almost all thermal and hydro generation, if we are talking about large power plants, were hit by missiles,” he said.
According to Kudrytskyi, there are almost no undamaged Ukrenergo’s substations left, while some of them have been hit several times.
“That’s why the scale of destruction is colossal,” he explained.
Russia began to launch targeted missile strikes at Ukraine’s energy infrastructure facilities about a month ago. This has led to blackouts, both scheduled and emergency ones.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that almost half of Ukraine’s power system was out of order as of Nov. 18.
Russia conducted the largest missile attack on Ukrainian cities on Nov. 15.
A barrage of nearly a hundred cruise missiles hit energy infrastructure facilities in the northern, central and western regions of the country.
Russia also launched missile strikes on Kyiv, with some of the projectiles hitting residential buildings in the Pechersk district of the capital city. One person was killed.
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