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Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy addresses situation at Dnipro HPP on fifth day post-Russian attack

27 March, 2024 Wednesday
13:10

On the fifth day following the Russian missile attack on the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Station, efforts are ongoing to clear debris and assess the condition of the equipment

Deputy Energy Minister of Ukraine Svitlana Hrynchuk shared with information with Radio Svoboda.

According to her, any equipment that can be restored will undergo repairs, while equipment that cannot be repaired will be replaced.

"As for the damage to Dnipro HPP, we are still in the process of clearing the rubble and assessing the condition of the equipment. The equipment that is repairable will be quickly repaired. We are looking for a replacement for the equipment that has suffered significant damage and will try to repair it as soon as possible. However, we have to understand that the enemy's goal right now, as we can see, is energy. Therefore, we must be prepared for different scenarios," the official said.

She emphasized that Ukraine's energy facilities should be protected by air defense systems.

"Of course, we need to bolster air defense, as there is no better way to protect, including energy facilities, than air defense. But in the complex: air defense, physical protection that we have built and are building for our facilities - all this together, we hope, will allow us to protect our facilities," the Deputy Minister summarized.

  • On March 22, the Russian occupying army attacked the largest hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine, Dnipro HPP. A person was killed in the attack. Oil products also got into the river.
  • On March 25, Ukrhydroenergo stated that it would take years to restore Dnipro HPP.
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