13:09 12 Sep 2022

US State Department condemns russia's strikes on Ukraine's thermal power plants

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The US State Department condemned the strikes by the russian federation on Ukrainian thermal power plants, which disrupted the electricity supply in several cities of Ukraine.

The spokesman of the US State Department, Ned Price, said on Twitter.

"We condemn Russia's air strikes on Ukraine's critical infrastructure that have left thousands of civilians without power and clean water. We stand with Ukraine against Russia's aggression," Price said.

To recap, on September 11, there were reports about problems with electricity supply in Poltava, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Sumy regions. Representatives of the local authorities and Ukrzaliznytsia Railways reported the total blackout in the Kharkiv region.

Later, the advisor to the Ukrainian presidents chief-of-staff, Mykhailo Podoliak reported that the russian military launched a missile attack on Kharkiv Thermal Power Plant-5, partially disabling it.

"Deliberate strikes on critical civilian infrastructure (in particular, on the largest Kharkiv CHPP-5)—a manifestation of RF's terrorism and desire to massively leave civilians without electricity and heat. A coward "response" for the escape of its own army from the battlefield," he said on Twitter.

President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted to the russian shelling of civilian infrastructure, which cut off power in several regions and caused damage to the main power grid facilities in northeastern Ukraine.

"Even through the impenetrable darkness, Ukraine and the civilized world clearly see these terrorist acts. Intentional and cynical missile strikes on critical civilian infrastructure. No military facilities. Kharkiv and Donetsk regions are without power. In Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Sumy regions, there are partial power supply problems," he said.

Read Rubryka's timeline of war: current news on Ukraine's defense against russia's aggression.

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