Ukraine

For now, 1 162 settlements in Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Lugansk, Mykolaiv, Kherson regions remain cut off from electricity. Photo: PIXABAY

Load shedding in Ukraine?: 1 100 towns left without power

More than 1 100 towns and villages across Ukraine are without power after 10 days of Russia strikes that have targeted energy facilities.

Ukraine

For now, 1 162 settlements in Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Lugansk, Mykolaiv, Kherson regions remain cut off from electricity. Photo: PIXABAY

Kyiv said Tuesday that more than 1 100 towns and villages across Ukraine had been left without power after 10 days of Russia strikes that have targeted energy facilities across the country.

In the past 10 days Russia carried out around “190 mass strikes with missiles, kamikaze drones and artillery in 16 Ukrainian regions and in the city of Kyiv,” a spokesperson for Ukraine’s emergency services, Oleksandr Khorunzhyi, told a briefing.

“For now, 1 162 settlements in Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Lugansk, Mykolaiv, Kherson regions remain cut off from electricity,”

Khorunzhyi said.

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The aftermath of the strike on Ukraine

As a result of the strikes, more than 70 people were killed and 240 injured over that period, according to statistics given during the briefing.

Strikes impacted 380 buildings including “critical infrastructure facilities, in particular energy facilities, and civilian facilities –- private houses, and high-rise residential buildings,” Khorunzhyi said.

Around 140 residential buildings have been hit since October 7, he said.

Presidential advisor Mykhaylo Podolyak said Tuesday Russia “systematically tries to destroy infrastructure facilities in Ukraine by attacking cities and civilians.”

Russia destroyed about 30 percent of Ukraine’s power stations in a week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Tuesday.

Ukraine warned Tuesday of “critical” risks to its energy grid after the repeated strikes.

© Agence France-Presse

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