Russia focuses on shelling frontline energy infrastructure - Ukraine's Energy Ministry
Occupying Russian soldiers have targeted the energy infrastructure in Ukraine's frontline areas, says Yaroslav Demchenkov, deputy head of Ukraine's Energy Ministry
Demchenkov shared the information on the United News telethon.
"In this heating season, we've witnessed a lack of massive attacks on energy infrastructure overall. The focus has been primarily on the frontline regions," he stated.
Demchenkov highlighted the destruction of both generation and distribution facilities, along with impacts on coal mines and the gas supply system in these areas.
Addressing the increased preparedness, Demchenkov emphasized Ukraine's experience in dealing with significant Russian strikes during the previous heating season.
The Ministry of Energy is actively assessing the consequences of attacks, including economic losses for energy companies.
Demchenkov mentioned the establishment of a special working group to expedite the implementation of energy equipment needs for companies.
- Following the Shahed attacks on Poltava and Dnipropetrovsk regions on February 2, which left Kryvyi Rih partially without power and water supply, emergency power cuts were implemented.
- Subsequently, the energy industry stabilized the energy supply situation in Kryvyi Rih, but the city remains at risk of emergency shutdowns.