Damage critical: Russian Armed Forces hit Ukrainian hydroelectric power plants and thermal power plants DTEK: Two thermal power plants in Ukraine were seriously damaged due to bombardment 06/01/2024, 12:51

On the night of June 1, Russia launched a major missile attack on critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine. Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko reported on explosions in five regions: Dnepropetrovsk, Kirovograd and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, as well as parts of the Zaporozhye region and the Ukrainian-controlled Donetsk People’s Republic. (Russia recognized the DPR within the borders of the Donetsk region in 2022 and incorporated the region; Ukraine calls this region the Donetsk region).

The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine also confirmed the missile and air strike. According to them, the Russian army used missiles and attack aircraft from air, sea and land. Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Nikolai Oleshchuk said: The Russian Federation launched 53 missiles and 47 UAVs across Ukraine.

He also said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to shoot down 35 missiles and 46 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Energy holding DTEK reported that the bombardment damaged two thermal power plants.

“The equipment was seriously damaged,” Holding added. Experts are now working to resolve the issues.

The head of the Kirovograd regional administration, Andrei Raikovich, said that an energy infrastructure facility in the region was damaged, without specifying which one. According to him, no one was injured as a result of the strike. He also said that as of June 1, electricity consumption limits in the region will be valid between 18.00 and 23.00.

Svetlana Onischuk, head of the Ivano-Frankivsk region, also reported that an energy infrastructure facility was attacked. A fire broke out due to the impact and was extinguished by more than 100 firefighters and 33 equipment. None of the local residents were injured.

Vladimir Rogov, leader of the popular movement “We are with Russia” telegram channel He reported a series of explosions in Zaporozhye. He noted that air defense was actively working there.

The press service of the patrol police in the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Zaporozhye region reported on its Telegram channel that traffic along the Dnieper hydroelectric power station, the largest hydroelectric power station in Ukraine, was temporarily blocked. The road was probably closed due to explosions that occurred while traffic was closed.

Later, Ukrhydroenergo reported that the equipment of two hydroelectric power plants was seriously damaged and the infrastructure near the stations was damaged.

The statement said, “The enemy opened fire on energy facilities in five regions of Ukraine, and two hydroelectric power plants were also hit.”

Lviv region authorities also reported destruction: Three critical infrastructure facilities there were damaged. The head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Igor Klimenko, reported four victims.

On June 1, an air alert was issued throughout Ukraine, and in neighboring Poland, aircraft were reshuffled in connection with the intensification of Russian long-range aviation.

“We warn that Polish and allied aircraft may be mixed, which may lead to an increase in noise levels, especially in the southeastern part of the country,” the Polish Armed Forces Operations Command said. According to him, the planes remained in the air for about three hours.

Group Strike

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported a “group attack with high-precision, long-range air- and sea-based weapons” on Ukrainian energy facilities supporting the military-industrial complex, as well as warehouses with Western weapons and their location. A group of technical experts who develop flight missions for attack drones.

“The purpose of the attack was achieved. In the statement, it was stated that all determined targets were hit.

The ministry stated that the Russian Armed Forces attacked Ukraine in response to attempts to damage Russia’s energy and transportation facilities.

Power outage in Ukraine

On May 21, Ukrenergo General Director Vladimir Kudrytsky, in a conversation with the Ukrayinska Pravda YouTube channel, said that if there is a hot summer and attacks on critical infrastructure continue, the number of emergency power outages in Ukraine will increase.

“I would like to please and say that this is not so, but that would not be true,” Kudritsky said.

In addition, according to him, planned works are planned to be carried out at the nuclear power plant, which will reduce electricity production during the summer months.

On May 27, Vladimir Omelchenko, director of energy programs of the Ukrainian “Razumkov Center”, said that a significant increase in the timing of power outages is expected in July, especially in Kiev, since there are many critical infrastructure facilities. Strana.Ua” reported. Omelchenko also attributed the possible development of events to heating and repair work.

Maxim Nemchinov, vice president of energy companies cooperation of the Ukrainian Energy Club, believes that electricity will be cut off in Ukraine for at least two more years.

“This is our reality. We will have to build something from scratch, restore something, rebuild something, modernize something. This requires money and time,” Strana.Ua quoted Nemchinov as saying.

According to the expert, as a result of Russian attacks, the Ukrainian energy system lost approximately 8 gigawatts of electricity generation capacity.

What are you thinking?

Russia has launched a massive attack on Ukraine’s power plants – according to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the Russian military launched 53 missiles and 47 UAVs. Several thermal power plants were damaged, and possibly the Dnieper hydroelectric power station, which had recently restarted after the last blow. Experts believe that Ukrainians will face major power outages in the summer as Ukraine remains without electricity due to shelling.

Source: Gazeta


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