Hundreds of settlements are de-energized – Shmihal about attacks on Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Sumy regions
On the morning of October 17, Russia attacked several Ukrainian regions. As a result, hundreds of settlements have been de-energized.
This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmigal. Now all responsible services are working to restore power supply.
Consequences of Russian attacks
Denis Shmigal reported that Kyiv was attacked by 5 Iranian kamikaze drones. As a result, energy facilities and a residential building were damaged.
The Russians also launched rocket attacks in the Dnepropetrovsk and Sumy regions. Due to morning attacks, hundreds of settlements in our state were left without electricity.
The Prime Minister called on Ukrainians to limit the use of electricity, especially during peak hours. This is necessary to stabilize the Ukrainian energy system, which has undergone another attack on the energy infrastructure of Ukraine.
All services are working to eliminate the consequences of shelling and restore power supply. Each region has an anti-crisis response plan. And we ask the Ukrainians for the sake of stabilizing the energy system to approach the economical consumption of electricity in the same united and conscious manner. Especially during peak hours, – Shmihal stressed.
Russia twice hit energy facilities in the Dnipropetrovsk region
On the morning of October 17, the Russian invaders launched a missile attack on the Dnipropetrovsk region. One enemy missile hit an energy facility in the area. At the same time, air defense forces managed to shoot down 3 missiles – 2 over the Krivoy Rog region, another 1 over the Nikopol region.
Because of the strike, the energy company YASNO warned the residents of Dnipro and the region about possible emergency shutdowns due to shelling. Subsequently, the power engineers managed to stabilize the energy system.
However, the Russians launched a second missile strike and hit an energy facility in the Kamensky district of the region. A powerful fire broke out at the impact site, rescuers are working on the spot.