Russian missiles strike energy infrastructure in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
Russian forces fired missiles at critical energy infrastructure in Pavlohrad and Kamianske districts of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (Photo:Valentyn Reznichenko/Telegram)
Russian forces fired missiles at critical energy infrastructure in Pavlohrad and Kamianske districts of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko said in a Telegram post on Oct. 11.
According to Reznichenko, attacks caused serious damage, leaving many settlements in the region without power.
"A total power saving mode is introduced in the region so that hospitals, mass transit, and other curcial social infrastructure can operate," the governor said.
Reznichenko added that repair crews are already working to fix the damage. Electrical engineers are restoring the machinery and working to keep the system operational.
Russia carried out at least 83 missile and air strikes against Kyiv, and other Ukrainian cities on Oct. 10, killing 14 civilians, and injuring over 90. The attack took out parts of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, precipitating a series of disruptions in power and water supply across the country.
In his evening address on Oct. 10, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also asked Ukrainians to try not to overload the power grid from 5 to 10 p.m. and to postpone the use of washing machines, irons, and other electrical appliances that consume a lot of energy to another time.
In Kyiv, starting from Oct. 11, a schedule of hourly rolling blackouts has been introduced. Rolling blackouts were also announced in the western Ukrainian Khmelnytskyi Oblast.
Russian attacks on infrastructure facilities continued on Oct. 11. The occupying troops struck an energy facility in Lviv Oblast. About 30% of Lviv is without electricity; there are interruptions in the water supply in Sykhiv and Frankivskyi districts.
Furthermore, the Ladyzhyn thermal power plant in Vinnytsia Oblast was hit by two Russian air strikes.
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