Thousands of Ukrainians are suffering from power outages in areas in the south and east of the country near the front line, due to Russian attacks on energy infrastructure. This was announced by the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy.
In the south, in the city of Kherson, electricity was cut off for more than 28,000 consumers. The city is subjected to almost daily bombing by the Russian army. The ministry said via the Telegram application that another 3,000 people elsewhere in the region were suffering from power outages. The ministry did not clarify when the outage occurred.
In the eastern Kharkiv region, energy infrastructure was damaged by bombing. The ministry said that “more than 17,600 consumers are without electricity.”
In Donetsk, another region in the east of the country, a high-voltage line was damaged by Russian bombing, cutting off electricity to the city of Kozgantinivka. “A total of 122 places are without electricity,” she added.
Ukraine expects a new wave of Russian attacks on its energy infrastructure, as was the case last winter. Millions of Ukrainians were then left without heat and electricity in freezing temperatures.
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russia is amassing missiles to launch attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure this winter. “I think we are better prepared for the winter than before,” Zelensky said. He added: “But I do not think that Russia will use fewer weapons.” “Winter will be difficult.”
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