Russia attacks power engineers repairing grids in Kharkiv region with guided bomb
On January 9, a Russian guided aerial bomb exploded in the village of Slobozhanske in Kharkiv region, 200 meters from where a power company's team was located
The press service of Kharkivoblenergo power supply company reported this.
"Today, during the inspection of a high-voltage line damaged after a nighttime shelling in the village of Slobozhanske in the Lyptsi community, an explosion occurred - a guided aerial bomb exploded 200 meters from where the electricians were located," the statement reads.
There were no casualties.
However, this is the second time in a day that power engineers have come under fire in the Kharkiv region.
"The same crew came under fire in the village of Vesele yesterday, January 8. Electricians went to restore power supply after the attack when shells started exploding around them. The weather is now such that it is extremely difficult to leave the danger zone quickly - the road is covered with ice," said Roman Hanhan, leading engineer of the Lyptsi power distribution company of Kharkivoblenergo.
According to him, the power engineers survived, but their equipment was damaged.
In March last year, a team of power engineers came under fire in the Kherson region, and one person was injured.