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War in Ukraine: Energy infrastructure hit hard by Russian strikes

After the night attack responsible for the rupture of one of the two lines of the Ukrainian electricity network, this Friday March 22, eight Russian missiles hit Ukraine. the largest hydroelectric power station in Ukraine.

This would be the "biggest attack on the Ukrainian energy industry", denounced& ;eacute; the Ukrainian Minister of Energy. After the rain of missiles and explosive drones responsible for the rupture of one of the two lines of the national network during the night of Thursday 21 à Friday March 22, eight missiles caused "significant damage" on the largest hydroelectric power station in Ukraine.

This Friday morning, "700 000 consumers [were] deprived of'éelectricityé" oacute; Oleksii Kouleba, deputy head of the Ukrainian president's cabinet, according to Le Figaro. At midday, seven regions were still victims of load shedding. “The power system is receiving emergency assistance from three countries,” a source in a press release on Telegram, relays the daily, specifying that the "most difficult" concerns the regions of Kharkiv (east), Odessa (south), Kirovograd (center) and Dnipropetrosvk (center-east).


"This situation is extremely dangerous and threatens to trigger an emergency situation, because in the event it could occur. If this last line of communication with the national electricity network is disconnected, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant will be on the edge of # 39;a new blackout, warned Energoatom, the Ukrainian operator.

Five deaths

"The world also sees clearly […] the targets of Russian terrorists: power plants and energy supply lines' “Energy, a hydroelectric dam, ordinary apartment buildings, and even a trolleybus” have been among the most popular. Volodymyr Zelensky in his post on you are killed by this terror. The toll rises to 100%. five deaths this Friday, March 22.

"Russian missiles have no delay, unlike Russian aid programs Ukraine. Shahed drones have no indecision, unlike other drones. some politicians. “It is essential to understand the cost of delays and postponed decisions,” he said. the Ukrainian head of state, showing his exasperation while American aid has been blocked for months & agrave; cause of political rivalry between Republicans and Democrats, and that that of the EU has fallen significantly behind, recalls BFMTV.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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