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Kyiv was close to blackouts because of massive drone attack on November 25

Kyiv was close to blackouts because of massive drone attack on November 25 Photo: Board Chairman of Ukrenergo Volodymyr Kudrytskyi (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

Yesterday, on November 25, Kyiv came close to implementing blackouts as a massive drone attack damaged main power lines. Chairman of the board of Ukrenergo (national power company), Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, shared this information during a telethon.

He mentioned that yesterday, several crucial power transmission lines in Kyiv and the Kyiv region suffered damage.

"There were concerns about implementing power supply restrictions during the restoration process, but we successfully navigated the day without any scheduled outages," Kudrytskyi remarked.

He further noted that energy workers swiftly restored the operation of two significant trunk lines, eliminating any current risks of outages.

Kyiv under massive attack

During the night of November 25, Kyiv faced its most extensive assault by the Shaheds since the onset of the full-scale war. The invaders deployed 75 kamikaze drones across Ukraine, with our air defense forces successfully intercepting 74 of them.

In the capital, debris from the downed drones caused damage in several areas, resulting in destruction. The shelling of Kyiv left 5 people injured.

Furthermore, the attack damaged power grids in Kyiv and the surrounding region, leading to emergency shutdowns. This left hundreds of houses in Kyiv and thousands of families in the region without electricity.