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Russian shelling of Ukraine aftermath: Power restrictions imposed in two regions

Russian shelling of Ukraine aftermath: Power restrictions imposed in two regions Photo: Power outages are being applied in Kharkiv and Dnipro regions (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

As of the morning of April 8, restrictions on electricity consumption are in place in the Kharkiv region and Kryvyi Rih district of the Dnipropetrovsk region, according to the Ukrainian Energy Ministry.

Russia attacked the equipment at a high-voltage substation in the Zaporizhzhia region twice at night with UAVs. The equipment was damaged. Yesterday, a high-voltage overhead line in the Kharkiv region was disconnected due to Russian shelling, resulting in a power outage at the substation that supplies Kharkiv's household consumers. Everyone has been supplied with electricity.

In addition, two high-voltage power lines in the Dnipropetrovsk region were simultaneously disconnected as a result of the Russian shelling.

Also in the Dnipropetrovsk region, an explosion occurred on the territory of a gas infrastructure facility as a result of the fall of the debris of a downed rocket. Buildings were damaged. There were no casualties, the Ministry of Energy reports.

Over the past 24 hours, due to network restrictions on the transmission system operator's lines, outage schedules were applied in the Kharkiv region. Today, the restrictions continue to be applied - in the morning, blackout schedules are in effect in the Kharkiv region, and there is also a local restriction on electricity consumption in the Kryvyi Rih district.

"There is no shortage of electricity in the integrated power system of Ukraine. Ukraine's power system is operating stably and in a balanced manner," the statement says.

Russian strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure

In recent weeks, the Russian army has resumed attacks on energy infrastructure.

Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said that Russians had been constantly shelling Ukraine's energy sector throughout the winter, but the March 22 attack was the most massive since the beginning of the war.

According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, Russia has put 6 gigawatts of Ukraine's energy capacity out of commission with missile strikes over the past few weeks, destroying 80% of thermal generation (сombined heat and power plant and thermal power plant).