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Ukraine recovers after shelling: Zelenskyy reveals areas of greatest struggle

Ukraine recovers after shelling: Zelenskyy reveals areas of greatest struggle Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Getty Images)

Following the massive Russian Federation shelling of Ukraine's energy infrastructure on March 22, the most challenging situation remains in Kharkiv. Meanwhile, emergency power cut schedules are in effect for communities in other affected regions, according to the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Telegram channel and UkrEnergo.

"I've received all necessary reports regarding the restoration works in our regions following the Russian strike on Friday: reports from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, energy sector, and regional authorities. Work has been ongoing tirelessly everywhere. I thank every repair crew, all employees of energy companies, our rescuers from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, and all involved municipal services," Zelenskyy said.

Regional situation

As noted by the president, the situation remains most challenging in Kharkiv.

"Household consumers are being gradually connected to electricity. The pace is at maximum possible now. Dnipropetrovsk region- the entire region is connected, except for some consumers in Nikopol. Efforts are being made to restore power there as well," he added.

Regarding Sumy, Poltava, Odessa, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi regions, Prykarpattia, Mykolaiv, and Zaporizhzhia, according to Zelenskyy, technical capability for electricity supply has been practically restored everywhere.

"Emergency power cut schedules are in effect for some communities," he emphasized.

Where are there issues with power and current schedules?

At Ukrenergo, it's also stressed that the most challenging situation remains in Kharkiv region. Experts are working on phased restoration of power supply to consumers using a backup scheme.

In Khmelnytskyi region, there are still consumer disconnections, and repair works are ongoing.

In Odessa region, hourly power cut schedules have been implemented. The reasons are network constraints caused by damage to Ukrenergo substations and increased consumption. Intact sections of the network simply cannot transmit the entire volume of electricity needed to cover growing consumer demands.

Frontline situation

Separately, as Zelenskyy mentioned, there was already a report from the military command today.

"The front line remains stable. Grateful to all soldiers and commanders for maintaining our positions and necessary actions," he summarized.

March 22nd Ukraine shelling

Russian forces launched a combined strike on Ukraine on March 22nd, using about 150 missiles and drones. In particular, Zaporizhzhia was hit by rockets about 20 times.

Dnipro HPP also came under attack, with one rocket hitting a trolleybus moving across the dam. In total, the aggressors fired 8 rockets at the station, two of which turned out to be direct hits. For more details on the damage and the importance of Dnipro HPP, read the material from RBC-Ukraine.