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Russian forces hit oil depot in Odesa Oblast – Ukraine's Energy Ministry

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 15:59

A Russian strike has damaged an oil depot in Odesa Oblast on the night of 17-18 November. In addition, Russian attacks and technological disruptions have affected power transmission systems in a range of oblasts.

Source: Ukraine’s Energy Ministry

Details: The report noted that the power transmission systems in Zaporizhzhia and Odesa oblasts suffered damage during Russian strikes, and 416 settlements lost power due to hostilities and technological disruptions.


An energy facility – an oil depot – was damaged by a Russian attack in Odesa Oblast. An overhead power line went down in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, but consumers suffered no power cuts. A total of 63 settlements in the oblast remain without power due to the Russian bombardments.

Besides, a gas pipeline was affected in one of the districts of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast during the hostilities, leading to power outages.

"A total of 12 settlements lost power due to the attacks, leaving almost 21,000 customers cut off from the grid. Power engineers have reconnected 21 settlements to the power grid, including those that had been blacked out earlier, and resumed power to 24,700 customers. A total of 113 settlements in the oblast remain without power," the ministry reported on the situation in Donetsk Oblast.


Furthermore, 6 settlements in Chernihiv Oblast lost power completely, and one partially due to technical reasons, with 2,266 consumers cut off from the power supply.

Background: The Russian forces hit a power infrastructure facility in Odesa Oblast, leaving 2,000 customers blacked out.

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