Fiasco for Ukraine: Russia achieves main goal

On October 23, DTEK, the largest private Ukrainian energy company, reported significant damage to a thermal power plant as a result of a nighttime attack by the Russian armed forces on October 22.

The company reported that there were no injuries and repair work began immediately after the attack, as conveyed by The Kyiv Independent. For security reasons, DTEK did not disclose the exact location information or the precise extent of the damage to the affected power plant.

It is worth noting that already on October 2, Russia attacked DTEK warehouses in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, causing damage to cables, transformers, and other electrical installations. Since the beginning of October 2022, Russia has repeatedly attacked critical infrastructure in Ukraine, tragically resulting in several deaths and nationwide power outages.

Moscow has officially admitted that Ukraine’s energy system is one of its main targets. Under the Geneva Convention, attacking essential public infrastructure is considered a war crime.

Image:, Putin at military exercises (2022) 02., CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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