KYIV – As winter frost develops and temperatures drop, Ukraine attempted to restore power on Tuesday after Russia’s most recent missile attack caused power outages across the nation.
According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, “most” of the 70 missiles Moscow deployed were shot down, but the assault nevertheless impacted Ukraine’s already shattered infrastructure.
Ukrenergo, the country’s electrical provider, declared new power outages in all regions “due to the impacts of shelling” on Telegram.
Based on where the missiles landed, the CEO of Ukrenergo declared that he had “no doubt that Russian military consulted with Russian power engineers throughout this strike.”
Volodymyr Kudrytskyi explained the attacks were carried out as the nation entered a “peak frost” period in an interview with a Ukrainian news programme.
“The time that Russians chose for this attack was associated with their goal to inflict as much damage as possible,” he said.
“Our repair staff will be restoring the energy system.”
After months of strikes against electricity infrastructure, about half of Ukraine’s energy system has already been damaged.
It has left people in the cold and in the dark for hours at a time outdoor temperatures plummet below zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit).