Half of the kyiv region will be without electricity for days after Russian attacks

Half of the kyiv region will be without electricity for days after Russian attacks

kyiv authorities estimate that some 900,000 residents will be without power for several days as a result of Monday’s Russian attacks on critical infrastructure.

The Kiev authorities estimate that approximately half of the region will be without electricity supply for several days as a result of the Russian attacks against critical infrastructure yesterday, Monday (5.12.2022).

The regional governor, Oleksi Kuleba, informed through his Telegram account of the situation, which will foreseeably affect 50% of the 1.8 million inhabitants concentrated between the Ukrainian capital and its suburbs.

The state energy company, Ukrenergo, announced yesterday the emergency restrictions in several cities in the country derived from the Russian attacks, the eighth launched massively by Russia against critical facilities.

Thus, the supply of water and electricity was interrupted in Odesa (south), in Krivói Rog (center) and in Mykolaiv (south), where there was an emergency cut while the anti-aircraft alarms were activated.

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said in a short video posted on his Telegram account that Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses had managed to shoot down a large part of the missiles launched by Russia.

As indicated on the same social network by the Ukrainian Air Force, more than 60 Russian missiles of the 70 that the enemy launched from the Black and Caspian seas, and the Russian region of Rostov over the country were shot down this Monday.

Zaporizhia, where the country’s largest atomic power plant is located, was one of the regions hit by Russian bombing.

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