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Power restrictions rolled out in seven regions due to Russian attack

Dozens of power facilities were damaged.

Power restrictions rolled out in seven regions due to Russian attack
Photo: Ukrenergo

Dozens of power facilities have been damaged as a result of a massive Russian attack in Ukraine, Ukrenergo has reported.

Thermal and hydroelectric power plants, Ukrenergo's trunk power grids, and regional power company networks were damaged. The most difficult situation is in Kharkiv, Odesa, Kirovohrad, and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

Emergency blackouts occurred in seven regions, and the power system is receiving emergency assistance from three countries. The following regions have been affected: Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kirovohrad, Odesa, Poltava, Sumy and Kharkiv regions.

Emergency repair works are underway.

At the same time, the power system has retained its integrity. Ukrenergo's control centre is working to stabilise its operation.

"Repair crews of Ukrenergo and regional power distribution companies began emergency repair work immediately after the air raid was over," the company said in a statement.

· In the morning, the Russian army conducted the largest attack on the Ukrainian energy sector in recent times. The government said that the attack was aimed not just at damaging the power grid, but at causing a large-scale disruption to the operation of the power system. There were hits and damage to generation facilities, transmission and distribution systems in various regions.

· There were two direct hits to the Dnipro hydroelectric power station in Zaporizhzhya. It is unclear whether HPP-2 will be restored, as it was badly damaged. HPP-1 is also currently out of service.

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