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Russia attacked Kaniv and Dniester hydroelectric power plants overnight - Zelenskyy

Russia attacked Kaniv and Dniester hydroelectric power plants overnight - Zelenskyy
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Today, on March 29, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff. During the meeting, they discussed the consequences of the Russian strikes on the Ukrainian energy sector and new arms supplies.

"The first meeting was convened by the new National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Lytvynenko. The challenges are very serious," the President writes on Telegram.

Russian strikes on Ukrainian energy sector

According to the President, Russian terrorists have again struck the Ukrainian energy sector. At the meeting, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko, and the chairmen of the boards of Ukrenergo and Naftogaz Volodymyr Kudrytskyi and Oleksii Chernyshov reported on the damage and restoration work.

"We discussed the most effective methods of physical protection and their implementation at other facilities," the President adds.

Russian occupants targeted two Ukrainian hydroelectric power plants

Zelenskyy also says that last night, the Kaniv and Dniester hydroelectric power plants were deliberately targeted by the Russians.

"The terrorist country wants to repeat the environmental disaster in the Kherson region. But now not only Ukraine but also Moldova is under threat," the head of state says.

According to the President, the water will not stop before the border posts, just as the Russian war will not stop if it is not stopped in Ukraine together and in time.

New weapons for Ukraine

The President notes that the second issue discussed at the meeting was contracts for the supply of weapons and ammunition for the near future and in the future.

"The need for air defense came to the fore. Due to the intensity of Russian shelling, it is necessary to replenish stocks faster," Zelenskyy adds.

The President instructs to intensify work with partners, and he expects them to respond quickly.

Russian shelling of Ukraine on March 29

On the night of March 29, Russians fired 60 kamikaze drones and 39 missiles of various types at Ukraine. Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed 56 drones and 29 missiles.

The main Russian attack was aimed at Ukrainian energy facilities. Russians attacked three thermal power plants in Ukraine, and the equipment was severely damaged.

Critical infrastructure facilities in Dnipro, Cherkasy, Lviv, and Ivano-Frankivsk regions were also attacked by Russia.

Read more about the consequences of the enemy attack in RBC-Ukraine's report.