Russia attacks Ukrainian electrical power facilities, including major hydroelectric plant

Mar22,2024



Kyiv: Russia attacked electric power facilities Most of Ukraine, including the country's largest region hydroelectric power plantReason broad cut And at least three people died, officials said Friday.
Energy Minister German Galushchenko said that at night drones and rocket attack “This was the largest attack on the Ukrainian energy sector in recent times. The goal is not just to cause damage, but to repeat, as it did last year, cause massive disruption in the country.” energy system,
The attacks caused a fire at the Dnipro Hydroelectric Station, which supplies electricity to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, Europe's largest nuclear power installation.
International Atomic Energy Agency head Rafael Grossi said early Friday that the plant's main 750-kilovolt power line was cut. A low-power backup line was operating, he said.
The plant is occupied by Russian troops and fighting around the plant remains a constant concern due to the fear of a nuclear accident.
The country's hydropower authority said there is no danger of dam collapse at the hydropower station. A dam breach could not only disrupt supplies to the nuclear plant but potentially cause severe flooding, as happened last year when a major dam collapsed at Kakhovka below the Dnieper.
Ivan Fedorov, the regional governor of Zaporizhia, said one person was killed and at least eight were injured in the Russian attack.
Attacks on energy facilities in the Kharkiv region caused blackouts, and other attacks were recorded in areas of western Ukraine away from the front line. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, two people died in the Khmelnitsky region.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday, “The world sees the targets of Russian terrorists as clearly as possible: power plants and energy supply lines, a hydroelectric dam, ordinary residential buildings, even a trolleybus. The normal lives of the Russian people. Is fighting against.” Telegram messaging app.
Russian officials said Friday that Ukrainian shelling in areas near the border killed one person and wounded at least three.
Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said a woman was walking her dogs when a shell hit her nearby, killing her and wounding two others. The town of Tetkino in the Kursk region was shelled, injuring one person, Governor Roman Starovoit said.
Both areas have been subject to shelling and drone strikes in recent weeks and officials have said attempts by Ukrainian fighters to cross into Russian territory have been foiled.



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