Ukraine’s electricity company Ukrenergo warned on Monday, December 5, that emergency power cuts must take place across Ukraine, as the country deals with the consequences of Russia’s new strikes.
Energy: Europe’s Other War
“Due to the consequences of the explosions (…), to maintain a balance between the production and consumption of electricity, a system of emergency reductions will be established in all regions of Ukraine. Electricity will be provided as a priority for basic infrastructures.”Ukrenergo announced on Telegram.
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Tough but under control
“The situation is difficult, but under control.”Oknergo added, as the Kyiv forces announced that they had destroyed more than 60 of the approximately 70 missiles fired by the Russians.
but, Some power plants will not be able to operate at full capacity for a while.depending on the operator. “Together with the frost that will intensify over the next 24 hours, this will create a power deficit in the system.”. Okernergo said emergency repairs are underway.
Ukraine: Winter of all dangers
The Russian army admitted “Intense strike with high precision weapons” on Monday around 12 noon, which targeted Ukrainian military sites and energy infrastructure associated with Ukrainian forces.
Since the fall, and in a series of humiliating setbacks, the Russian military has stepped up strikes against Ukrainian power facilities, to the point where most of the civilian population has access to electricity for only a few hours a day.
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At least two dead and three wounded
According to the deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, a preliminary report shows that at least two people were killed and three injured, including a child. The Russian strikes also caused new water and electricity cuts, while temperatures in winter are stable.
This was said by the head of the military department in Kryvyi Rih in central UkrainePart of the city without electricity. And the Many boilers and pumping stations have been disconnected.Which should be felt when supplying water and heating.
In Odessa, living in spite of the war
Operators in Odessa, a major port in the south of the country, and Sumy in the northeast, reported water and electricity cuts, respectively. Electricity was also out in Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, according to Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich. But Prime Minister Dennis Schmihal confirmed this “The country’s energy system is functioning and remains intact”.
During his visit to Kyiv, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, wrote on Twitter, an image of his support, that he had to join a bomb shelter and continue meeting there. “It’s unbelievable that this happens almost every day in Kyiv”he wrote.
Even before the new strikes, national operator Ukrenergo described Monday as ” Difficult “ The situation with regard to the electricity supply. In Borodianka, northwest of Kyiv covered in snow and ice, large tents equipped with wood stoves have been erected to allow residents to keep warm or cook.