Russia destroys third of Ukraine’s power stations in a week – Zelenskyy

18 October 2022, 06:14 PM
Smoke over Kyiv after Russian strikes on critical infrastructure facilities on October 18 (Photo:Stringer/Reuters)

Smoke over Kyiv after Russian strikes on critical infrastructure facilities on October 18 (Photo:Stringer/Reuters)

Since Oct. 10, Russia has destroyed 30% of Ukraine’s power stations, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote on Twitter on Oct. 18 after a series of Russian attacks across the country.

He dubbed the Russian strikes on power and other types of critical infra-structure “another kind of Russian terrorist attacks.”

There is no space left for negotiations with Putin's regime, he said.

He also shared a video showing the aftermath of mass Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities last week.

Video of day

On Oct. 10, Russia launched over 84 missiles across the country. They damaged critical infrastructure, residential houses, cultural institutions, and civilian facilities.

Russian forces' main target was energy infrastructure, a number of oblasts were left without water and power, and had no access to the Inter-net.

Russia continued attacking Ukrainian energy infrastructure on Oct. 11. A missile strike hit Kyiv Oblast on Oct. 15. Power facilities there were heavily damaged.

Early on Oct. 17, Russia launched attacks on Ukrainian cities with missiles and Iranian-made suicide drones, targeting critical infrastructure in the city of Kyiv, as well as in Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Sumy, and Vinnytsia oblasts.

On the morning of Oct. 18, Russia once again carried out a strike on Kyiv, hitting at least one of the city’s power stations on the left bank. Three missile attacks were reported in the city’s Desniansky district. Two facilities of critical infrastructure were damaged, prompting blackouts and water supply irregularities.

Russia also mounted attacks on energy facilities in the cities of Dnipro and Zhytomyr.

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