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Russians attacked energy facilities in six regions of Ukraine - Energy Ministry

Russians attacked energy facilities in six regions of Ukraine - Energy Ministry Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko (getty images)
Author: Maria Kholina

On the night of May 8, Russian forces once again launched a massive attack on Ukraine's energy infrastructure. The strikes hit six regions, according to Ukrenergo, the Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko, and the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, Ivan Fedorov.

"The enemy shows no signs of relenting in its plans to deprive Ukrainians of electricity. Another massive attack on our energy grid," he wrote.

According to Halushchenko, targets for generation and transmission of electricity were attacked in the Poltava, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Vinnytsia regions.

The extent of the damage is being assessed. Energy workers are already working to mitigate it.

"The enemy seeks to deprive us of the ability to generate and transmit electricity sufficiently," the minister said, urging Ukrainians to use electricity sparingly, especially during morning and evening hours.

The head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration reported hits on critical and civilian infrastructure.

"There is destruction. No casualties so far," Fedorov wrote.

Updated at 07:15 AM. Ukrenergo reports strikes on the energy sector in 5 regions: Vinnytsia, Zaporizhzhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, and Poltava.

There is damage to generation facilities.

Equipment at one of the facilities in the central region has been damaged.

Earlier, the Poltava Regional Military Administration reported that despite the successful work of air defense forces during the massive Russian drone attack, energy infrastructure objects in the Poltava region were hit.

During the Russian night attack with drones and cruise missiles, explosions were also heard in: