Russia’s recent missile attack damaged five electrical substations across Ukraine
Consequences of the Russian attack on a residential building in Kyiv region, January 26, 2023 (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Five high-voltage substations were damaged in Russia’s Jan. 26 missile attack on Ukraine, Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal said during a Cabinet meeting on Jan. 27.
“Yesterday, Ukraine experienced the 13th major air strike against our energy system,” said Shmyhal.
“This time, the enemy’s main targets were high-voltage infrastructure. Air defense forces shot down most of the missiles. However, five high-voltage substations in central, southern, and southwestern regions were hit.”
The PM noted that at the meeting of the so-called “energy Ramstein” this week, Ukraine’s international partners agreed to increase their assistance to Kyiv in repairing its frayed power grid.
“We know how to survive this winter, and we are already preparing a plan on how to restore our energy system in spring and summer,” Shmyhal added.
On Jan. 26, Russia launched a new massive air attack on Ukraine. During the night, the country was attacked with Iranian kamikaze drones (all 24 of them were shot down), followed by a missile salvo in the morning.
According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia launched 59 cruise missiles, 47 of which were shot down by the air defense forces. Russia used Tu-95, Su-35, MiG-31K aircraft, and ships in the Black Sea to launch the attack with Kh-101, Kh-555, Kh-47 Kinzhal missiles, Caliber missiles, and Kh-59 guided air missiles.
According to the State Emergency Service, 11 people were killed and 11 were injured in the attack.
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