Ukraine to set up mobile power generators for key infrastructure
A meeting on the situation in the energy system was held in the President's Office (Photo:Office of the President)
Following consultation with government officials, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy commissioned a fleet of mobile power generators to support critical infrastructure across the country, Zelenskyy said in a Telegram post on Oct. 19.
According to the message, the initiative aims to provide emergency backup power sources for Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, as the country reels from repeated Russian attacks on its energy network.
“Discussed the necessary steps to eliminate the consequences in the event of a breakdown of the energy system of Ukraine,” the message reads.
“We are working to create mobile power points for the critical infrastructure of cities, towns and villages.”
Additionally, the president said Kyiv is in contact with its international partners as to their assistance in withstanding the Russian attacks on Ukraine’s power generation and distribution networks.
According to Zelenskyy, Russia has knocked out a third of Ukraine’s power stations in recent weeks, using a mix of cruise missiles and Iranian kamikaze drones – in what amounts to a series of acts of terror, particularly dangerous ahead of the coming winter season.
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