Today's Russian attacks leave over 400 Ukrainian cities and villages without electricity
404 settlements remain without electricity due to hostilities and other causes, Rubryka reports, referring to the Ukrainian state electricity operator "Ukrenergo."
"Ukrenergo" also reported that a thermal power station in the southern region was damaged on Wednesday by a Russian attack.
To maintain a balance between consumption and production of electricity, the company limited the operation of wind and solar power plants. A scheduled repair campaign is ongoing at the power units of other plants.
"Due to the hostilities, there is new damage to the power grids of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Kherson, and Chernihiv regions," the statement says. "Two coal mining enterprises have been cut off in the Donetsk region. The power restoration is taking place under security and with the military's permission."
"Ukrenergo" reports that the country's power grid is supported by importing electricity from Slovakia, with a total volume of 131 MWh. Ukraine also continues exporting energy to Slovakia and Moldova with a total volume of 5,305 MWh.
Night attack on Ukraine on September 28
The Russian forces launched several groups of drones over Ukraine. The attack was massive, says Natalia Humeniuk, spokesperson for the South operational command.
The Air Force reported that the Russian forces attacked Ukrainian with 44 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs from the southeast — Primorsko-Akhtarsk area in Russia and Cape Chauda in occupied Crimea.
The Air Force and anti-aircraft defense downed 34 drones. Fighter jets, anti-aircraft missile units, and mobile fire groups repelled the attack.
Russian drones once again targeted the Odesa region. Tonight's attack is the third this week. Russian forces launched drones at the region's ports on Monday and Tuesday, causing fires and destruction. Russian troops also attacked the central Kirovohrad region.