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Russians wanted to paralyse Ukraine’s energy supply but did not achieve their aim

Sunday, 16 October 2022, 17:42
Russians wanted to paralyse Ukraine’s energy supply but did not achieve their aim

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO – SUNDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2022, 17:42

Denys Shmyhal, the Prime-Minister of Ukraine, emphasised that Ukraine managed to retain its energy stability after Russians launched up to 130 missile attacks and attacks with kamikaze drones in only three days.

Source: Shmyhal on Facebook

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Quote: "Ukraine retained its energy stability after Russia’s massive attacks.

Within just the first three days of this week, Russians launched up to 130 missile attacks and attacks with kamikaze drones on civil and energy facilities, especially in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

The Russians tried to intimidate Ukrainians and paralyse the energy sector of Ukraine but did not manage to achieve their goal. Ukraine was ready for this scenario. We mobilised our efforts for emergency repair work and restored electricity supply in 4,000 settlements".

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Details: Shmyhal remarked that Ukrainians showed how energy-conscious they are by decreasing electricity consumption by 10% on average.

"We are expecting that Ukrainians will again resist overconsumption of electricity in the morning and in the evening during the next few days", — he added.

Background:

  • On 10-11 October, Russia launched massive missile strikes on critical infrastructure facilities, and in particular on the energy sector, in the capital and various regions of Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities have called on people across the country to limit their energy use.
  • About 30% of Ukraine's energy infrastructure has been hit by Russian missiles since Monday, 10 October, Ukrainian energy minister Herman Halushchenko said on Tuesday.
  • On 14 October, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that 15 targets that the Russians wanted to destroy with their attacks this week had been completely restored.
  • As a result of the morning attack by the invaders on 15 October on the Kyiv region, an energy infrastructure facility in the Kyiv region was severely damaged. Ukrenerho warned of the possible application of rolling emergency power cuts, but managed to do without it.
  • Ukrenerho reported that Kyiv and the entire central region spent the evening of 15 October without a power outage due to the fact that in the evening Ukrainians deliberately limited the use of electrical appliances, in some places — up to 20%.

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