Zelenskyy: Russia has destroyed 30 percent of Ukraine’s power stations

Thirty p.c of Ukraine’s energy stations have been destroyed within the final week inflicting “large blackouts” throughout the nation, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Tuesday.

Russia on Tuesday attacked a number of vitality amenities throughout Ukraine, together with within the capital Kyiv, amid ongoing makes an attempt to cripple the nation’s vitality infrastructure.

Zelenskyy referred to as it a “terrorist” assault and reiterated that there’s “No area left for negotiations with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s regime.”

Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said {that a} important infrastructure facility situated within the Desnyansky district had been hit, whereas eyewitnesses additionally reported explosions and smoke at Kyiv’s CHP-6 Energy Plant Ukraine.

Earlier, Kirill Timoshenko, deputy chief of the Ukrainian presidential workplace, reported “severe harm” at one other vitality facility in Dnipro, which he stated has been hit twice. He later warned residents that shelling would possibly go away some elements of the town with out water and electrical energy, including that emergency personnel are working to revive companies.

The harm comes amid a recent wave of air strikes throughout Ukraine, concentrating on vitality infrastructure. Outages of electrical energy have been reported in Zhytomyr, Kyiv and Dnipro, the place electrical energy amenities have been hit.

A U.Okay. protection ministry replace on Tuesday morning said: “It’s extremely seemingly {that a} key goal of this strike marketing campaign is to trigger widespread harm to Ukraine’s vitality distribution community.”

The wave of Russian air strikes hammering Ukrainian important infrastructure — in addition to the civilian inhabitants — got here in response to Ukraine’s attack on the Kerch bridge earlier this month linking Russian-occupied Crimea with Russia.

Zelenskyy: Russia has destroyed 30 percent of Ukraine’s power stations

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