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Russian army focuses on attacks on energy facilities in frontline regions

Russian army focuses on attacks on energy facilities in frontline regions Ministry of Energy commented on Russia's new tactics of strikes on energy facilities (photo: Getty Images)

In the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, there are reports of an escalation of Russian shelling and attacks on energy infrastructure in the front-line areas, according to the Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Yaroslav Demchenkov.

"In this heating season, of course, we all see that there hasn't been such massive shelling of energy infrastructure. The enemy has focused primarily on the front-line regions," said the official.

He clarified that in such areas, facilities for generation and distribution are being destroyed, and there have been hits on coal mines and the gas supply system.

Demchenkov noted that work is being done to assess the consequences of enemy attacks and economic losses, particularly for energy companies.

A special working group has been established in the Ministry of Energy to ensure that the needs of companies for energy equipment are met as quickly as possible.

Demchenkov also highlighted the increased readiness to address the consequences of enemy attacks on energy facilities and expressed the country's gained experience through massive Russian strikes during the previous heating season.

Strikes on energy facilities in Kryvyi Rih and Dnipropetrovsk region

Russian forces attacked Kryvyi Rih with kamikaze drones for two consecutive nights. On the night of February 3, hits were recorded, including on energy facilities, leading to fires. Thousands of people were left without electricity in the region. Emergency power outages were implemented by energy workers.

Later on February 3, it became known that energy workers in the Kryvyi Rih region had restored electricity supply, which was disrupted due to Russian shelling. However, occupiers again attempted to attack residents of Kryvyi Rih with a missile, but Defense Forces intercepted and shot it down.

A day before this, in Kryvyi Rih, a substation of Ukrenergo was damaged due to Russian shelling. At the end of January, Russian forces shelled a substation in the Dnipropetrovsk region.