Ukrenergo says no energy facilities were damaged in morning drone attack by Russia

14 December 2022, 01:39 PM
Energy objects were not damaged during the drone attack (Photo:Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Energy objects were not damaged during the drone attack (Photo:Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

No energy facilities were damaged during the drone attack by Russia on Kyiv and its surrounding oblast on the morning of Dec. 14, Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s power grid operator, said on Facebook on Dec. 14.

“Dec. 14 began with a massive drone attack. Thanks to the brilliant work of the air defense forces, the energy infrastructure facilities were not damaged — all 13 UAVs were shot down,” Ukrenergo’s report said.

Another reactor at one of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants was put into operation on Dec. 13, Ukrenergo added. This helped prevent the need for emergency shutdowns during the day to balance the power system.

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However, the situation in the energy system of Ukraine still remains difficult due to the significant amount of damage that Russia has done to the country’s energy infrastructure.

There is still a significant shortage of electricity, Ukrenergo warned.

The most difficult situation persists in the east, where almost daily shelling constantly causes damage to energy facilities. Repair work is slowed down due to the danger to the lives of repairmen.

Daily electricity consumption limits have been set for Ukrenergo branches in all oblasts.

Russia attacked Kyiv and the oblast with Iranian-made drones on the morning of Dec. 14. In total, air defense and electronic defense forces managed to shoot down 13 enemy drones.

According to the Kyiv City Military Administration, the capital city was targeted by two waves of drone attacks. The drones came from the direction of the Sea of Azov, to the southwest of the capital, Ukraine’s Air Force reported.

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