Russia-Ukraine war: 30% of Ukraine’s power plants destroyed in just 1 week by drone strikes2 min read
30% of Ukraine’s power stations have been destroyed since 10 October.
Due to which the power supply has been stopped on a large scale across the country.
Russia’s bombings are often misguided, killing many civilians.
Kyiv. In the past week alone, nearly a third of Ukraine’s power plants have been destroyed by Russian attacks since Monday. After this, the Secretary General of NATO was forced to announce that Ukraine would soon be given new counter-drone defense weapons. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of carrying out “terrorist attacks” with missiles and Iranian-made drones. While British ministers attended emergency meetings in Washington to discuss how to counter these attacks.
According to a report in The Guardian, Zelensky said in a tweet that 30% of Ukraine’s power stations have been destroyed since October 10. Due to which there has been a massive power outage across the country. Attacks on civilian infrastructure mean there is no room left for talks with Putin’s regime. Russian bombings are often misguided, and civilians have been killed in residential buildings in Kyiv and other major cities. Yet the Russian bombing is enough to cause problems for an already under-production power grid following the closure of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
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Meanwhile, Kyrlo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, said power infrastructure was targeted overnight in an eastern district of Kyiv. Two people were killed in this attack. He said that the situation in the country is now serious. The whole country needs to be ready to deal with the problem of electricity, water and heating. While NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said NATO members would step in to help Ukraine and provide more air security. He said that NATO will provide counter-drone systems to counter the threat of drone strikes in the coming days.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 19, 2022, 06:27 IST