Russia’s latest drone air raid deals no damage to energy infrastructure, says Ukrenergo

8 May, 04:37 PM
An apartment in Kyiv, damaged by a Russian drone attack, on May 8, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

An apartment in Kyiv, damaged by a Russian drone attack, on May 8, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Russia’s drone attack on Ukraine overnight on May 8 did not cause any damage to the country’s energy infrastructure, Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s state electricity transmission system operator, has reported on Telegram.

At the same time, the company said that Russian shelling along the front line and the border areas had caused damage to electricity supply networks in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Sumy, and Chernihiv oblasts.

In particular:

  • about 1,000 consumers are left without power in Sumy Oblast;
  • about 1,200 consumers have no electricity in Chernihiv Oblast;
  • the Russians shelled a generation facility in Kherson Oblast, the power supply is being restored;
  • the power supply has been restored to 4,500 consumers in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast who were left without electricity due to Russian shelling;
  • the power supply of the village of Hrakove in Kharkiv Oblast, which was cut off for more than a year due to the occupation, which lasted until mid-September 2022, has now been fully restored.

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Kyiv air defenses detected and intercepted 35 Iranian-made Shahed suicide drones launched at Kyiv by Russia from various directions overnight, the air force said. Five people were injured and there was damage to buildings in the west of the capital from falling debris from the shoot-downs, according to city authorities.

The runaway at Kyiv Zhuliany international airport in the west of the capital was also damaged by falling debris.

The air raid alert lasted more than three-and-a-half hours.

Russia also attacked Odesa Oblast overnight with Kh-22 anti-ship missiles launched by Tu-22 strategic bombers, hitting a food warehouse and a recreational facility on the Black Sea coast, which caused a fire.

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