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Russia attacks power facilities in Ukraine for first time in six months - Ukrenergo

Partial blackouts were recorded in five regions. 

Russia attacks power facilities in Ukraine for first time in six months - Ukrenergo
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Ukrenergo informs that today, 21 September, due to the consequences of the first enemy attack in six months, power facilities in the western and central regions have been damaged. Consumers in Rivne and Zhytomyr Regions were partially de-energised.

Currently, the operation of trunk power grids in the region has been restored, and household consumers are being supplied with power in the networks of regional power distribution companies.

The attack also damaged power grids in Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv and Kharkiv Regions. Emergency repair work began immediately after the alarm went off.

It is noted that it is too early to draw conclusions about the start of a new terrorist campaign against civilian infrastructure.

In addition, 398 settlements remain without electricity due to the fighting and other reasons. In addition to the consequences of the missile attack in the morning, there is damage to the networks due to artillery shelling in the frontline areas: Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kharkiv, Kherson and Sumy Regions. The power supply is being restored subject to the security situation and with the permission of the military.

On Wednesday, 20 September, the evening maximum consumption was 0.9% higher than on Tuesday, 19 September.

Today, electricity is being imported from Slovakia. The total volume is 319 MWh, with a maximum capacity of up to 100 MW in some hours.

Exports today are carried out to Slovakia and Moldova. The total volume is 4,796 MWh, with a maximum capacity of up to 426 MW in some hours.

The scheduled repair campaign at the generation facilities continues.

Russia fired 43 cruise missiles over the territory of Ukraine at night, and the air defence forces destroyed 36 of them. The missiles entered the airspace from different directions and constantly changed their course. Kharkiv, Kyiv, Kherson, Cherkasy, Rivne, Khmelnytskyy, and Lviv Regions were attacked. At least seven people were injured in Kyiv, two in Kharkiv, and ten in Cherkasy Region. 

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