Russia’s latest massive missile attack on Ukraine had destructive effects on the country’s power system and resulted in significant damage to generation facilities.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this at a government meeting on January 17, Ukrinform reports.
"The latest massive attack had destructive effects on the Ukrainian energy sector. Generation facilities were damaged: one unit of a thermal power plant in the East and eight units of thermal power plants in the West of our country. Three main substations and one overhead line were damaged," the Prime Minister noted.
According to him, this led to an increased power deficit in the energy system, which, in turn, requires emergency power outages to be applied every day, starting from January 15.
“However, the power system withstood, remained integral and manageable. Repair works are ongoing 24 hours a day. Every day, we work to ensure that Ukraine receives more power generators, transformers and other equipment to eliminate damage," Shmyhal said.
As reported, Ukraine’s energy infrastructure is being restored after Russia's twelfth missile attack, repair works are ongoing at all objects damaged by strikes.
Photo: Cabinet of Ministers