Restoration of power infrastructure may take up to two weeks, says Zelesnkyy administration

16 November 2022, 07:14 PM
Repair of power infrastructure may take up to two weeks (Photo:State Emergency Service in Lviv Oblast)

Repair of power infrastructure may take up to two weeks (Photo:State Emergency Service in Lviv Oblast)

It may take up to two weeks to fix some of the power infrastructure facilities damaged by the Russian mass missile attack on Ukraine on Nov. 15, deputy presidential chief-of-staff Kyrylo Tymoshenko said on national TV on Nov. 16.

"As for the timing, it depends on different facilities,” he said.

“Different facilities have different degrees of destruction: somewhere two to three days, somewhere a week, somewhere two. It all depends on what facility we are talking about.”

Tymoshenko added that emergency power outages in Ukraine may last for another two or three days. About 10 million households lacked power on the night of Nov. 15, he noted, and eight million had been reconnected by the next morning.

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As the damage is being repaired, nearly every oblast in the country is operating with both hourly and emergency blackouts.

Tymoshenko said that in the city of Kyiv itself, as well as Kyiv, Lviv and Khmelnytskyi oblasts, blackouts schedules have been reimplemented. They were temporarily suspended as power companies across the company imposed emergency blackouts to protect the power grid.

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