Russia falls short of its main goals in latest missile strike, says Ukrenergo

9 March, 05:26 PM
On March 9, the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Vladyslav Sodel)

On March 9, the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine (Photo:REUTERS/Vladyslav Sodel)

Russia failed to achieve its main goals in its latest massive missile strike on Ukraine overnight, Ukrainian power grid operator Ukrenergo said in a Telegram post on March 9.

Ukrenergo spent the night trying to stabilize the power grid, said CEO Volodomyr Kudrytskyi.

“We state that the enemy hasn’t achieved its main goals: the power grid is operating and hasn’t collapsed.”

There is, however, damage to energy infrastructure in many regions, he admitted.

“There is damage to both Ukrenergo’s thermal power plants and substations, which is why there are restrictions on power supply in some regions,” he said.

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Energy crews are already restoring power to all regions.

“In some regions, this will be done quite quickly, while it may take longer in other regions since the destruction is very significant,” Kudrytskyi said.

“The final assessment of the damage is still underway. We’ll be able to announce the exact terms of power supply restoration by the end of the day.”

Russia launched another massive missile barrage against Ukraine overnight on March 9. Explosions rocked several cities and regions, including the capital of Kyiv.

The attack caused six civilian deaths and seven injuries in addition to the damage to energy infrastructure.

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