Russian missile attack in Kyiv Oblast causes ‘significant damage’ to energy infrastructure
Ukrenergo workers repairing damage, ask citizens to reduce power consumption (Photo:Matthew Henry/Unsplash)
An energy infrastructure facility in Kyiv Oblast has been significantly damaged by a Russian missile strike, the press service of Ukrainian national power company Ukrenergo reported on Oct. 15.
Ukrenergo warned that there may be power outages due to the missile strike. Residents were urged to look out for messages from the emergency services and follow instructions.
Ukrenergo emergency workers are already working to restore a reliable electricity supply in Kyiv and the central areas of Kyiv Oblast.
Ukrenergo also asked Ukrainians to reduce their electricity consumption, especially from 5.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m., so that emergency workers can quickly stabilize the situation and carry out repair work.
The Russian military launched a missile attack on Kyiv Oblast early on Oct. 15. There were no casualties as a result of the attack.
On Oct. 10, Russia launched more than 84 missiles at various targets across Ukraine. Although nearly half of the missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses, the attacks damaged critical infrastructure facilities, residential buildings, cultural institutions and other public facilities.
The main targets of the Russian army were energy infrastructure facilities. After the attacks, a number of oblasts suffered outages of electricity, water supplies, and the Internet.
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