Zelenskyy’s Office urges Ukrainians to limit electricity consumption for several hours
President’s office urged Ukrainians to limit electricity consumption from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 10. (Photo:Victor Dashkiyeff via Flickr)
Deputy chief-of-staff for the administration of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, has urged Ukrainians to limit electricity consumption from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 10.
According to the official, this is necessary for to lower the load on Ukrainian power grids, which were damaged by Russian missile attacks earlier in that morning.
“There is a request for the entire population,” he said on Ukrainian national television.
“Today is such a hard day for the whole country. We need to work together on our country. We have the maximum load on the power system from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day. Today, it’s important, you should turn off the electricity during this period of time, not to use electrical appliances so that the whole country could survive this hard day.”
Russia launched a series of missile strikes across Ukraine early on Oct. 10, which led to casualties and injured civilians, as well as the destruction of important critical infrastructure objects.
The Russians hit energy facilities in the cities of Kyiv, Lviv, Zaporizhzhya, Dnipro and Vinnytsia, as well as Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Sumy, Kharkiv, Zhytomyr, and Kirovohrad oblasts.
Ukrainian national power company Ukrenergo has started to use backup power mechanisms to restore power in a number of oblasts, as well as working on repairing damage caused by the mass Russian missile strikes.
The company also warned about power outages in cities and towns.
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