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Russians damage substation and high-voltage line of Ukrenegro during night attack

Russians damage substation and high-voltage line of Ukrenegro during night attack Photo: Russian missiles damaged a Ukrenergo substation and high-voltage line (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

During the attack on the night of April 2, a Russian UAV damaged equipment at one of Ukrenergo's substations. The missile fragments also damaged a 330 kV high-voltage overhead line, according to Ukrenergo.

According to the press service, emergency repair work is underway.

Ukrenergo reports that this morning, consumption restrictions were imposed on all consumers in the Kharkiv region. Restrictions for industrial consumers in Kryvyi Rih remain in effect.

Mostly in the morning and evening hours from Romania, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Moldova. The total volume is 10,867 MWh, with a maximum capacity of up to 1,574 MW in some hours.

On the night of April 2, during another drone attack, Russians damaged an energy facility in the Kirovohrad region.

Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure

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

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Russians are now trying to cause as much damage to the country's energy sector as possible with their combined air strikes on Ukraine.

Russia is using new tactics to strike at the energy sector. Moscow has begun to plan its attacks more carefully and inventively. The Russians have reduced the interval between strikes and are combining different weapons in a volley. First comes a swarm of Shaheds, followed by Kh-101s, S-300 missiles, and a significant number of ballistic and supersonic missiles - Iskanders-M, Kh-22s, and Daggers. In addition, the attacks are carried out at night, which, on the one hand, should make it more difficult for our air defense units to fix air targets, and on the other hand, should sow psychological and physical exhaustion among the civilian population.