Russia Strikes Ukrainian Energy Sector in Fresh Assault

Russia has fired missiles at Ukraine, aiming at the country’s energy sites, officials said.

Ukraine’s air force reported on Saturday that Russia fired 34 missiles. They managed to stop and destroy 21 of them, according to The Associated Press.

Herman Halushchenko, the energy minister, said that energy places in Dnipropetrovsk in the south and Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv in the west were hit. One worker got hurt.

DTEK, a company managing energy, said four of its six thermal power plants got badly damaged. One worker went to the hospital, and the company is checking how much harm was done.

“Since the big attack started, #DTEK thermal power plants have been attacked over 170 times,” the company posted on X, a social media platform. “The enemy already hit our thermal power plants in big attacks on March 22, March 29, and April 11, trying to stop energy for millions of homes and businesses.”

Russia Strikes Ukrainian Energy Sector in Fresh Assault
Russia has fired missiles at the Energy Sector in Ukraine (Credits: Atlantic Council)

Earlier this month, Russia destroyed one of Ukraine’s biggest power plants with many missile strikes.

This news comes a few days after President Biden signed a law to give Ukraine $61 billion in help, while the war in Eastern Europe keeps going. The State Department also agreed to sell $138 million in stuff to Ukraine to fix its HAWK missile defense systems, to cope with Russia’s attacks, more than two years after the invasion started.

Russia also attacked in and near Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-biggest city, hurting one person and killing another, according to the AP.

But Ukraine was fighting back at the same time.

The Defense Ministry said Russian air defense systems stopped 66 drones over the southern Krasnodar region. No one got badly hurt, the region’s governor said.

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