Massive Attack on Ukrainian Energy Facilities

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.22 - 2024 7:49 AM CET

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Ukraine's Energy Minister reports the largest recent Russian assault aimed at crippling the nation's energy sector.

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The Ukraine Energy Minister, Herman Halushchenko, reported earlier this morning that the Russian attack on the night of 21-22 March was aimed at the Ukrainian energy sector and was the largest in recent times.

"Currently, we are witnessing the most extensive attack on the Ukrainian energy sector in recent history. The objective extends beyond mere damage; it's an attempt to induce a significant breakdown in our national energy system, similar to last year's events," Halushchenko stated via Facebook.

The attack led to considerable damage across various regions, affecting power generation facilities, as well as electricity transmission and distribution systems.

The assault also disrupted one of the power lines to the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.

As a result, several regions are experiencing power outages.

Halushchenko assures, "Our energy professionals are diligently working to restore power. We are committed to reinstating electricity for our citizens as swiftly as possible."

This offensive follows a pattern of Russian-launched cruise missile attacks from the Caspian Sea, with air-raid alerts activated across Kyiv and all regions on the night of 21-22 March.

Local authorities confirmed that the strikes targeted energy installations.

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