By Chris King • 01 January 2023 • 21:17
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Volodymyr Kudrytsky, the head of the board of Ukraine’s state-run Ukrenergo energy company, said today, Sunday, January 1, that Russia’s latest wave of attacks on the country’s energy infrastructure had reached an unprecedented level.
Speaking with the Rada TV channel, he told them: “The level of damage is unprecedented. It is clear that a fairly large part of the facilities was either damaged or destroyed. And we are talking here not only about Ukrenergo substations but also power plants – thermal, hydroelectric, and thermal power plants”.
He added: “The damage is significant, and it could take months, if not years, to fully restore the energy system”.
According to Kudrytsky, significant damage to power facilities has now been recorded, in particular, in the Mykolaiv and Kharkiv regions. There was also severe damage caused in the Ukrainian-occupied Kherson region he said.
The head of the board noted that the country could theoretically be threatened with a complete power outage, but in practice, he currently did not see such a prospect, as reported by tass.ru.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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