30% of Ukraine’s power plants have been destroyed since 10 October. This caused massive power outages across the entire country, as Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote on Twitter.
«Another kind of Russian terrorist attacks: targeting energy & critical infrastructure. Since Oct 10, 30% of Ukraine’s power stations have been destroyed, causing massive blackouts across the country,» Zelenskyy wrote, adding that negotiations are no longer possible with Putin’s regime.
Another kind of Russian terrorist attacks: targeting 🇺🇦 energy & critical infrastructure. Since Oct 10, 30% of Ukraine’s power stations have been destroyed, causing massive blackouts across the country. No space left for negotiations with Putin’s regime. @United24media pic.twitter.com/LN4A2GYgCK
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) October 18, 2022
According to BBC, Russian armed forces have performed new targeted attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, leaving parts of Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities without power or water.
On 18 October, shortly after 09:00 a.m. (local time), explosions were heard in Ukraine’s capital city. A pillar of smoke appeared over the power plant located not far from Dnipro River.
Recent Russian missile attacks have left Troieshchyna without power or water supply. Power and water supply was also disrupted in the central city of Dnipro, where two major power infrastructure objects were seriously damaged.
Power and water supply was also disrupted in Zhytomyr. The city’s mayor has reported that there is no power or water. Hospitals work using reserve power generators.
BNN previously reported that there have been several waves of explosions across Ukraine since 10 October – from Lviv in the west to Kharkiv in the east, from Kyiv in the north to Odessa in the south.
According to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Russian missile strikes are aimed against infrastructure across the country. In a video posted on Telegram, he said that energy infrastructure in Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Zaporozhzhia, Kharkiv and other regions have been attacked.