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Russia attacks energy infrastructure in northern Ukraine

22 May, 2024 Wednesday
10:15

On the night of May 22, Russia launches Shahed air strike on power facilities in the cities of Shostka and Konotop, Sumy region, resulting in a blackout in Sumy

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Sumy Regional State Administration reports.

“All necessary services are working at the scene. The consequences of the Russian attack are being clarified,” the statement said.

The Regional Military Administration noted that work is already underway to restore power supply, which was interrupted due to the Russian attack.

Later, Oleksiy Drozdenko, head of the Sumy Military Administration, informed that due to the Russian attack, the city of Sumy had no electricity.

The city council reported that at 5:20 a.m., power supply was restored in the city. Water intakes are also being restored and, accordingly, water is being supplied to consumers.

Trolleybuses were suspended in the city due to the outage. “Autonomous trolleybuses are running on the city's routes,” the city council later said.

At 7 a.m., the Regional Military Administration reported that power companies had restored electricity supply in Sumy, Romny and Okhtyrka districts.

“In Shostka and Konotop districts, work to restore electricity supply continues,” the statement said.

Ukrenergo also reported that emergency repair work is underway: “The critical infrastructure of the de-energized districts and the city is being supplied.”

At 8 a.m., the head of the Shostka community, Mykola Noha, said that the entire community had no electricity or water supply. “Backup power plants in the water supply system have been activated. The city is scheduled to resume power supply from 7 to 9 am.

The upper settlement - by 8 am. Lower settlement - from 9 to 11 am. The steady-state points are involved,” he wrote.

According to Noha, the power supply system has been critically damaged, and power engineers are working to restore the consequences of the shelling.

  • Russia's attacks on substations and transmission system facilities pose a threat to nuclear power plants, the Energy Ministry says.
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