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Russian missiles damage Ukraine power facilities

  • 3 months ago (2024-04-01)
  • David Flin
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Russian missile and drone attacks hit thermal and hydro power plants in central and western Ukraine in the latest barrage targeting the country’s already damaged power infrastructure, as part of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Kaniv hydropower plant was among the targets, along with the Dnister plant, located on the Dnister River flowing through neighbouring Moldova. He said: “The terrorist state of Russia wishes to repeat the ecological disaster in the Kherson region following Russia’s destruction of the Kakhovka hydropower plant (blown up by retreating Russian forces in 2023). This time, not only Ukraine but also Moldova are at risk.”

Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, said energy facilities in six regions had been damaged. He said: “Again, the attack was directed against electricity generation facilities and against its distribution system.”

Power grid operator Ukrenergo said it had to apply power cut schedules for a day in three regions: Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kirovohrad.