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All of Ukraine’s larger thermal power plants and HPPs show damage from Russian missile strikes
Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, the head of Ukraine’s high-voltage transmission operator Ukrenergo, says that all of Ukraine’s larger thermal power plants and HPPs have been damaged by the massive missile strikes conducted by Russia since early October.
In an interview to the Russian publication NV Business, Kudrytskyi said that
in the course of seven missile strikes starting on October 10, all of Ukraine’s larger thermal and hydroelectric power stations have been damaged. I cannot go into the details of each concrete strike and its consequences.
Kudrytskyi says that the Russian military aims to disrupt electric supply between Ukrainian regions. Earlier, on November 22, he also said that the missile strike of November 15 left “practically none” of Ukraine’s thermal power plants, HPPs, or electrical substations undamaged.
Russia’s last missile strike on Ukrainian energy facilities took place on November 23, leaving 80 percent of the country without light and water.
Due to reduced voltage across the energy system, the Rivne, South Ukraine, and Khmelnytskyi NPPs all shut down, ceasing to generate electricity into the grid. A power outage also occurred at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, occupied by the Russian troops.
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