Ukraine: 408 Blackouts Cause Chaos

On December 7, the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy reported that in recent days 408 settlements in Ukraine have been affected by power outages. This was reported by The Kyiv Independent.

According to the Ministry of Energy, the causes of the power interruptions lie both in active hostilities in regions near the front line and in technical problems in the power grid. Russian attacks frequently target civilian infrastructure, including the power grid.

In the Donetsk region, the highest number of settlements without power is recorded, with 114 localities affected and 134,900 power distribution points disconnected from the grid. According to the ministry, 17,700 consumers in the Donetsk region were without power due to Russian attacks in recent days. The Zaporizhzhia region is also heavily affected by power outages, with 63 settlements and around 26,000 consumers cut off from power supply due to ongoing hostilities. Similar figures are reported from the Kherson region, where more than 26,000 consumers and 45 settlements remain without power due to Russian attacks.

In the Kharkiv region, another front-line region, 16,300 consumers were without power due to shelling. They have since been reconnected, as well as 1,500 consumers in the affected regions of Sumy and Chernihiv.

Image:, Робоча поїздка Президента України на Запоріжжя 70, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (Image size changed)

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