As a result of a massive missile attack by Russian aggressors on the energy system of Ukraine on January 14, nine thermal power plant units, 3 three main substations and an overhead line were damaged. Such data was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a government meeting on Tuesday, January 17.
According to him, one block of a thermal power plant in the east of Ukraine and eight blocks of a thermal power plant in the west received damage.
“This has led to an increase in power shortages in the power system. What makes every day, starting from January 15, apply emergency shutdowns, ”said the prime minister.
At the same time, the head of government stressed that the energy system survived – it remained intact and manageable.
“Repair work continues around the clock. Every day we are working to ensure that Ukraine receives more generators, transformers and other equipment to eliminate damage,” Shmygal added.
In particular, the funds of the Energy Support Fund in the government plan to purchase energy equipment worth more than 100 million euros.
“Of the latest receipts, these are 45 backup power plants from Azerbaijan and powerful generators for the Chernihiv region provided by Denmark,” the prime minister recalled.