Kryvyi Rih Faces Power Outages Following Russian Drone Strikes

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.03 - 2024 8:42 AM CET

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Kryvyi Rih Faces Power Outages Following Drone Strikes.

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Kryvyi Rih, a city in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, experienced its second consecutive day of power outages due to a series of Russian drone attacks, announced by Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Kryvyi Rih military administration on Telegram. The city, previously targeted by Shahed-type drones from Russia on February 2, which led to tens of thousands being left without electricity and over a hundred miners trapped underground, faced another assault overnight into February 3.

In a new offensive, Russia deployed 14 attack drones directed mostly at Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, with Ukrainian forces successfully intercepting nine.

The attacks resulted in significant damage to an energy facility, causing 7,500 residents in the Metalurhiynyi district to lose power early in the morning. The disruption also temporarily halted tram and trolley bus services.

To manage the crisis, Vilkul indicated that local energy companies were set to commence emergency power shutdowns starting 8 a.m. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties from the assaults on Kryvyi Rih.

Elsewhere in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, the city of Nikopol saw two individuals, a 34-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, sustain injuries from Russian strikes, as reported by Governor Serhii Lysak.

Donetsk Oblast also witnessed injuries from attacks on Avdiivka, as confirmed by the regional military administration.

Kherson Oblast bore the brunt of 67 Russian attacks, injuring seven people, including a child, according to Governor Oleksandr Prokudin. Additional regions including Kharkiv, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Sumy, Zhytomyr, Odesa, and Zaporizhzhia also faced Russian aggression, although no casualties were reported from these areas.