Ukraine’s energy sector back to normal after Russia’s latest attack, says President Zelenskyy

14 March, 12:44 PM
Україна змогла нормалізувати ситуацію в енергетиці (Photo:REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

Україна змогла нормалізувати ситуацію в енергетиці (Photo:REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

Ukraine’s power engineers have managed to normalize the electricity situation in the country following Russia’s massive missile attack on March9, Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy said in his evening address on March 13.

"We discussed the situation in the energy sector separately — it is normalized," Zelenskyy said.

“In fact, we are meeting the energy needs of Ukrainians throughout the entire free territory of the state — in accordance with the generation capabilities.”

This, in effect, means that stabilization blackouts in Kyiv city and oblast have been cancelled, said the DTEK energy company. Power has been restored to all residents of the capital and oblast.

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Zelenskyy emphasized that the government has already begun preparations for next winter, including accumulating resources and protecting Ukrainian energy capacities.

Problems with electricity supply and blackouts in Ukraine began in October 2022 after the Russian military launched attacks with missiles and kamikaze drones on Ukraine's energy infrastructure. As a result, emergency power and stabilization outages were imposed on the civilian population nationwide.

Kyiv city was targeted in Russia’s most recent massive missile attack on Ukraine’s energy facilities on March 9. A Kinzhal missile hit an infrastructure facility in the Holosiyivskyi district, with a hit also recorded in the Sviatoshynskyi district.

As a result of the attack, three people were injured and a power facility was damaged.

After the March 9 attack, electricity shortages also arose in Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, and Zaporizhzhya.

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