The operation of Sloviansk thermal power plant (TPP) in Donetsk Oblast has been suspended due to constant hostilities in the area, power generation company Donbasenergo said in a statement on May 27.
Sloviansk TPP is located in the Mykolaivka territorial community of Donetsk Oblast. In recent days, this community has been under constant rocket and artillery fire from invading Russian forces.
Donbasenergo said it had decided to suspend the operation of Sloviansk TPP, “in order to save the lives and health of the station staff, as well as due to the need to evacuate employees and their families.”
"During the active phase of the war, the power plant's staff heroically ensured the operation of generating equipment and the supply of electricity to Ukraine's power system," the statement says.
Early on May 28, Ukraine's General Staff in a Facebook update said that "in the Sloviansk area, the enemy did not conduct active hostilities, (but) conducted intensive reconnaissance. The (enemy’s) main efforts were focused on maintaining the occupied positions, replenishing losses and stocks, as well as creating conditions for the resumption of the offensive."
"The enemy carried out artillery shelling of civilian infrastructure in the areas of the settlements of Studenok, Sviatohirsk, Bohorodychne, Karnaukhivka and Virnopillya,” Ukraine’s General Staff said.
“Russian army aviation forces continued to strike in the area of the village of Dovhenke," it added.