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Massive attack on energy infrastructure. Power outages across Ukraine, power line to ZNPP de-energized

Massive attack on energy infrastructure. Power outages across Ukraine, power line to ZNPP de-energized Photo: the Russian forces are shelling Ukraine's energy system on a large scale (Getty Images)

The Russian Federation is carrying out a massive attack on Ukraine's energy system in recent times. Hits on generation facilities and distribution systems have been recorded in various regions, according to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Herman Halushchenko.

According to him, the enemy is currently carrying out the most massive attack on Ukrainian energy in recent times. The aim is not just to cause damage, but to attempt once again, as last year, to cause a major failure in the country's energy system.

"Unfortunately, there are hits and damage to generation facilities, transmission, and distribution systems of electricity in various regions. Additionally, due to shelling, one of the power transmission lines supplying Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has been de-energized," he noted.

Halushchenko added that there are power outages in some regions. Energy workers are already working on restoring the electricity supply.

Power outages across Ukraine

As a result of missile strikes on the energy infrastructure, power disruptions occurred in several regions and settlements.

  • Kharkiv is left without electricity, with disruptions in electric transport and the metro not operating. The city and region are experiencing internet issues.
  • Power outages have been reported in Dnipro.
  • Krivyi Rih is implementing power outage schedules.
  • Power outage schedules are being implemented in several districts of Sumy region.
  • Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is under threat of blackout, with one of the power lines supplying the station damaged.

Attack on Ukraine on March 22

In the night of March 22, Russian military forces launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine.

Around 4:00 AM, the Ukrainian Air Force reported missile launches by strategic bombers Tu-95 from the Caspian Sea region. It was also reported that Tu-22M3 and MiG-31 bombers took off from the Savasleyka airfield in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

Later, explosions were heard in the Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, and Zaporizhzhia regions.

Power outages occurred in Kharkiv and Dnipro due to shelling.

Explosions were reported in the Khmelnytskyi region, with power outages in several populated areas.