Ukraine’s power grid operator has told consumers to brace for more blackouts in the capital Kyiv and six other regions as it seeks to reduce the strain on energy infrastructure damaged by missile and drone attacks. Russian crew.
Rolling blackouts are becoming increasingly routine in the capital of three million people after a wave of Russian attacks on electrical installations have damaged 40 percent of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since Oct. 10.
“The country’s power grid is still unable to resume full operation after the Russian terror attacks,” grid operator Ukrenergo said on Monday. “In some regions, we have to introduce blackouts to avoid overloading high-voltage infrastructure.”
The closures scheduled from 6 a.m. local time until the end of the day will affect Kyiv and the Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Kharkiv and Poltava regions, it said in a statement.
President Volodomyr Zelenskyy said in his late-night video address to the nation that more than 4.5 million consumers were without power.
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