Ukraine Struggles to Restore Full Power After Russian Attacks

KYIV (Reuters) —
A view shows the city without electricity after critical civil infrastructure was hit by Russian missile attacks, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, last week. (REUTERS/Vladyslav Sodel/File Photo)

Ukraine was still struggling to restore full power on Tuesday, nearly a week after a wave of Russian missile strikes that damaged energy facilities across the country.

National power grid operator Ukrenegro said the electricity deficit had risen slightly from Monday following emergency shutdowns at several power plants and an increase in consumption as winter sets in.

“As of 11:00 a.m. on November 29, electricity producers provide 70% of electricity consumption in Ukraine. The current capacity deficit is 30%,” Ukrenergo said on social media. “We emphasize that the general deficit in the energy system is a consequence of seven waves of Russian missile attacks on the country’s energy infrastructure.”

Russia has carried out regular missile bombardments on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since early October, with damage accumulating as temperatures drop. The last big wave last Wednesday caused widespread damage.

To Read The Full Story

Are you already a subscriber?
Click to log in!