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Ukraine Says Russia Damaged 4 Power Plants In 'Massive' Overnight Attack

Ukraine’s air power stated Moscow fired 34 missiles, of which 21 had been shot down.


Russia launched a “large” missile strike at Ukraine in a single day, damaging 4 energy crops within the newest barrage focusing on the nation’s vitality provide, officers in Kyiv stated on Saturday.

Moscow has launched a few of its largest ever strikes on Ukraine’s vitality amenities in latest months, knocking out a major chunk of manufacturing, and triggering blackouts and vitality rationing throughout the nation.

Ukraine additionally fired greater than 60 drones at southern Russia in a single day, Moscow stated, in one in every of its largest ever in a single day drone assaults. Kyiv claimed to have hit two oil refineries and a navy air base.

“Russian armed forces staged one other large missile assault on Ukraine,” the Ukrainian military stated in its common morning replace.

“The enemy has as soon as once more attacked the nation’s vitality infrastructure. Particularly, amenities in Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Lviv areas had been attacked. There’s injury to gear,” Vitality Minister German Galushchenko stated in a Fb put up.

The Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk areas are in Ukraine’s west, bordering the EU and tons of of kilometres from the frontlines.¬†

Ukraine’s air power stated Moscow fired 34 missiles, of which 21 had been shot down.

Kyiv says Moscow is escalating its assaults from the air and on land forward of nationwide celebrations on Could 9, when Russia marks victory in World Conflict II, and whereas Ukraine awaits the arrival of essential US weapons.

– Vitality rationing –

The DTEK energy operator stated gear at 4 of its thermal energy crops was “severely broken” within the in a single day strikes.

State electrical energy operator Ukrenergo stated it had disconnected its predominant overhead energy line within the west of the nation as a preventative measure.

Officers requested vitality customers to restrict their energy utilization.

“We ask all shoppers to devour electrical energy sparingly. Business is requested to maximise electrical energy imports and use various energy sources,” Ukrenergo stated in a press release.

The top of the western Lviv area referred to as on residents to not use kettles, irons, washing machines and microwaves between 7:00pm and 10:00pm to protect restricted vitality provides.

Separate shelling on a village near the Russian border within the northeastern Kharkiv area killed one individual on Saturday, Ukraine’s state emergency providers company stated.

One individual was additionally killed and eight wounded in shelling of the southern Kherson area, Ukraine’s nationwide police stated.

The in a single day missile strikes injured two individuals within the central metropolis of Kryvyi Rih, regional governor Sergiy Lysak stated, and wounded one within the northeastern Kharkiv area, emergency providers stated.

– 68 drones downed –

Ukraine additionally launched its personal large drone assault on Russia’s southern Krasnodar area in a single day.

A Ukrainian defence supply advised AFP its drones had hit two oil refineries and a navy airfield within the area, simply east of the annexed Crimean peninsula.

“Ukrainian drones struck the atmospheric distillation columns of the Ilsky and Slovyansky refineries. These are key technological amenities,” the supply stated.

Russian officers within the Krasnodar area reported a hearth at an oil refinery within the city of Slavyansk-on-Kuban.

The refinery suspended operations consequently, Russian state media reported, citing an organization consultant.

Movies and pictures on social media confirmed a big fireplace raging in a single day on the website after a sequence of blasts.

Moscow stated earlier that Ukraine had launched one in every of its largest ever tried in a single day drone assaults on the Krasnodar area.

“Air defences destroyed and intercepted 66 Ukrainian drones over the territory of the Krasnodar area and two over the Crimean peninsula,” the defence ministry stated in a press release.

Kyiv has hit a number of Russian oil refineries within the western a part of the nation in latest months, regardless of stories of concern in Washington that the strikes may very well be seen as escalatory and may drive up international oil costs.

Ukraine says focusing on Russia’s important vitality sector is professional as it’s a supply of gas and funds for the Russian military.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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