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Russians attack Ukrainian energy facilities overnight: Details revealed

Russians attack Ukrainian energy facilities overnight: Details revealed Collage by RBC-Ukraine
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian troops conducted a series of strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure facilities, mainly in southern Ukraine, tonight, March 25, according to Ukrenergo.

"The enemy continues to target our energy infrastructure. At night, Russian drones attacked two substations in the southern region," Ukrenergo says.

Due to the damage to equipment in Odesa and Odesa region, the power company is forced to increase the periods of consumption restrictions.

"This is necessary to protect the surviving equipment from the load that could cause additional technological damage," the statement says.

According to Ukrenergo, more information about changes in the outage schedules can be found on the official pages of the local regional power company.

Situation with electricity in Ukraine after large-scale Russian shelling

After Russia's large-scale shelling of Ukraine on March 22, during which Russians mainly hit power facilities, the 750 kV Dniprovska line feeding ZNPP was de-energized. The plant was a few hours away from a blackout before it was restored, remaining on one power line.

The next day, on March 23, Zaporizhzhia NPP was on the verge of blackout again, for the second time in a day. The Russians damaged the power supply line, but everything was restored. Speaking about the situation in the country's energy system, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy admitted that the situation in Kharkiv remained difficult.

On the night of March 24, the Russian occupiers once again attacked Ukraine with missiles and kamikaze drones. Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed 18 missiles and 25 drones.

Yesterday it became known that Kryvyi Rih was introducing emergency power outage schedules. In addition, in Kharkiv and the region, schedules of hourly power outages will be introduced from March 25 until the end of the month.

According to YASNO CEO Serhiy Kovalenko, DTEK has lost 50% of its electricity generation due to Russian shelling.