January 2 missile attack causes power outage for 260,000 consumers in Kyiv
Almost 260,000 consumers in the capital lost power due to a massive missile attack. Substation equipment was switched off in Kyiv region
This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy.
"Following a significant missile attack on Kyiv, an overhead line incurred damage, leading to power outages in several substations, affecting 259,000 metering points," stated the release.
"In the Kyiv region, high-voltage lines were disrupted due to the attack, resulting in the disconnection of consumers in Bucha and Vyshhorod districts. Substation equipment was also de-energized," the agency further reported.
In addition, there were temporary disruptions in the operation of hydroelectric power plants.
Power engineers will start restoration work as soon as the security situation allows.
On the morning of 2 January, Russian troops deployed strategic aviation to strike at Ukraine. Explosions occurred in Kyiv and Kharkiv, and there were victims.