In the southwest and east of Ukraine, explosions damaged two main lines. This was announced on Monday, May 15, by the Ukrenergo company.
“Yesterday, as a result of a massive attack, one of the main power lines in the southwestern part of Ukraine was damaged. Also, due to the shelling near the front line, one of the main lines in the east of the country was damaged, ”the message in the Telegram channel said.
Restoration work has already begun.
The company said that repairs are being carried out in the energy system at thermal and nuclear power plants. It is noted that due to floods, hydroelectric power plants operate not only to cover peak loads, but also throughout the day.
According to Ukrenergo, mainly during the daytime electricity continues to be exported to Moldova, at night and during the day — to Poland. There is no import of electricity, according to the press service.
Earlier, on May 13, it was reported that 175 infrastructure facilities were damaged in Ukraine in a day.
On the same day, it became known about the explosions in the Lvov and Khmelnytsky regions of Ukraine. Explosions were also reported in the Kyiv region. According to the city military administration, an air defense system (AD) was operating in the region. In addition, explosions were reported in Nikolaev. In the Nikolaev region, an air alert was also announced.
Later on Saturday, a fire broke out at a critical infrastructure facility in the Khmelnitsky region. The mayor of the city of Khmelnytsky Alexander Simchishin spoke about the damage to administrative buildings and industrial facilities. The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine clarified that in the region the blow fell on the building of an energy facility, and electricity was partially cut off in several regions.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation later reported that an ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) was destroyed in Khmelnitsky. The department has not yet commented on Kyiv’s statements.
The Russian Armed Forces began to strike at critical Ukrainian infrastructure facilities on October 10, 2022. As Russian President Vladimir Putin explained then, this was a response to the terrorist actions of the Kyiv regime, in particular, on the Crimean bridge.