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Burshtyn Thermal Power Plant beyond repair after Russian missile attacks

Burshtyn Thermal Power Plant beyond repair after Russian missile attacks Photo: Burshtyn TPP cannot be restored after Russian shelling (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Burshtyn thermal power plant in the Ivano-Frankivsk region cannot be restored after Russian missile attacks, according to Svitlana Onyshchuk, head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military Administration.

According to the head of the Regional Military Administration, Russian troops attacked the Burshtyn thermal power plant with missiles 12 times.

"For a certain time, we have understood that Burshtyn TPP is not subject to restoration, it is extremely damaged," Onyshchuk says.

She also adds that six boiler houses of different capacities will be built in Burshtyn to supply social facilities and the population during the heating season.

In an interview with the local news agency Galka, Burshtyn community head Vasyl Andriyeshin said that Burshtyn TPP had suffered significant damage due to Russian shelling. According to him, last year two powerful Russian strikes damaged the roof of the building, and this year there have been more than 10 such strikes.

"Last year, we carried out restoration work for six months, and now the roof of Burshtyn TPP is virtually gone. And I have serious doubts that the TPP will start working in winter because the roof and walls cannot be restored... If there are frosts, everything will freeze. Last year, when it was minus ten, we heated the equipment with torches, but only half of the roof was destroyed," he says.

Energy situation in Ukraine

In the spring of this year, Russia resumed shelling the Ukrainian energy sector. The Russian invaders destroyed several thermal power plants in Ukraine, including Zmiiv in the Kharkiv region and Trypillia in the Kyiv region.

As a result of the significant damage to the energy sector, Ukraine is imposing restrictions on electricity consumption. In recent days, Ukrenergo energy company has been introducing blackouts throughout the day.

Ukrainians are already being warned that the winter could be difficult. However, the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy believes that it is too early to make winter forecasts.