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Russians destroy 2 energy substations on premises of Okhmatdyt children's hospital

Tuesday, 9 July 2024, 14:25
Russians destroy 2 energy substations on premises of Okhmatdyt children's hospital
Children's hospital after Russian attack. Photo: Okhmatdyt children’s hospital on social media

As a result of the Russian attack on 8 July, two substations were destroyed on the territory of Okhmatdyt children’s hospital; power engineers have connected the hospital to mobile transformers.

Source: Dmytro Sakharuk, Executive Director of DTEK, Ukraine's largest private energy firm, on the air of Hromadske Radio 

Quote: "If we’re talking about Okhmatdyt, there were two substations on the hospital’s grounds that were entirely destroyed. They powered the hospital’s entire infrastructure, so we immediately assisted in the installation of mobile transformer substations, in order to temporarily power the hospital rooms that needed it – they worked yesterday on generators, certain rooms were powered," he said.

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According to Sakharuk, both substations and a large amount of equipment will need to be restored because they were part of the hospital’s infrastructure. They will determine the stages of recovery together with local authorities.

Background: 

  • On the morning of 8 July, the Ukrainian Air Force reported that Russian Tu-95 bombers had taken off from the Olenya airfield.
  • Later, the Ukrainian Air Force reported that the Russians had launched missiles and guided aerial bombs on Ukraine, causing an air-raid warning to be issued across the country. 
  • The Russians launched a strike on the Okhmatdyt National Children's Specialised Hospital in Kyiv on 8 July. People were injured and killed in the attack.
  • In addition, three transformer substations belonging to DTEK were destroyed or damaged as a result of the Russian attack on Kyiv.

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