Multiple Ukrainian oblasts cut off from power following missile strike

16 December 2022, 02:47 PM
Two oblast capitals have been completely cut off from power after Russian strikes on Ukraine (Photo:Ukrenergo/Facebook)

Two oblast capitals have been completely cut off from power after Russian strikes on Ukraine (Photo:Ukrenergo/Facebook)

A number of Ukrainian oblasts have been left without power following a mass missile strike on Dec. 16, according to reports from authorities in Kharkiv, Poltava, and Mykolaiv.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said the city was completely left without power after the strike. He clarified that all of the city’s Invincibility Centers are open, providing people a place to warm up, recharge their mobile phones, connect to the Internet, and drink hot tea.

Meanwhile, Poltava mayor Oleksandr Mamai called on residents to remove all electrical appliances from their sockets.

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“Poltava is left without power,” he said on the Telegram messenger.

“Residents of Poltava! Keep calm. We’re left without power for now. Turn off all electrical appliances.”

The city of Kremenchuk in Poltava Oblast was also cut off, impacting the city’s ability to keep its heating on.

“The city’s heating system doesn’t work due to the temporary lack of electricity supply in the region!” Kremenchuk Mayor Vitaliy Maletskyi reported on the Telegram messenger.

“Be sure to close all windows and take all possible measures to preserve heat in the premises!”

Additionally, the city of Cherkasy has been left without power, according to the city’s mayor, Anatoliy Bondarenko, on Facebook.

Mykolayiv Governor Vitaliy Kim said that emergency blackouts had been introduced in the city and the region as a result of the strikes.

The situation is the same in Kirovohrad Oblast, as reported by regional governor Andriy Raikovych on Telegram messenger.

The city of Zaporizhzhya was also targeted, the secretary of the Zaporizhzhya City Council, Anatolii Kurtiev, said on Telegram messenger, noting that 12 missiles had been launched at the city.

“The damned Rashists (Russian fascists -ed.) are attacking Zaporizhzhya,” he said.

“About 12 missile strikes have already been launched.”

Russia launched a fresh massive missile attack on Ukraine early on Dec. 16.

Critical infrastructure facilities were hit in Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts, and missile impacts were heard in the the Desna, Dnipro, and Holosiyiv districts of the capital city of Kyiv.

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