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Energy Ministry: Power infrastructure hit by Russian massive shelling

More than 20 settlements were left without electricity.

Energy Ministry: Power infrastructure hit by Russian massive shelling
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As a result of the nighttime massive shelling by Russia, energy infrastructure facilities were hit, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry has said.

"At night, the enemy launched another massive missile and drone strike across the country. There were hits and damage to energy infrastructure facilities," it noted.

In particular, overhead power lines in Khmelnytskyy Region were disconnected due to the shelling. Three settlements in the region were de-energised, leaving 1,700 consumers without electricity.

Also, as a result of the latest massive shelling, two settlements in Zaporizhzhya Region and three settlements in Mykolayiv Region were cut off from electricity.

In Kherson Region, 15 settlements were cut off, leaving almost 12,000 customers without power. All of them have been supplied with power.

Several overhead lines were also disconnected in Donetsk Region. Five settlements and more than 20,000 customers were left without power. A mine where several people were working at the time was de-energised.

Some consumers in Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson and Chernihiv regions are still without power as a result of previous shelling. Power engineers continue to restore power supply where the security situation allows.

In total, over 32,000 consumers have been restored to electricity supply overnight.

Also last night, an interstate power line with Hungary was disconnected. The damage was found in Hungary and is being repaired.

The largest repair campaign of energy infrastructure facilities since independence is underway in preparation for the new heating season. Both generation facilities and grid infrastructure are being repaired as planned. However, no restrictions are planned for household consumers. The power system is operating stably.

Russia attacked Ukraine at night with 30 cruise missiles and two attack UAVs. Air defence systems shot down 29 missiles and all drones.

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