Practically all thermal and hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine have been damaged in Russian missile attacks in October and November, the head of the Ukrainian power grid operator Ukrenerho said at a press conference in Kiev on Tuesday.
In addition, all important nodes of the power grid have been hit, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi said, adding that practically every important substation had taken at least one hit.
“The extent of the destruction is colossal,” he said.
Nevertheless, he said, repairs have succeeded in stabilising the system since Saturday.
There are now mainly scheduled and hardly any emergency power cuts.
Russia invaded Ukraine almost nine months ago. After considerable setbacks on the front, Moscow began targeted attacks on the country’s electricity supply.