Russian Missile Strike Disrupts Power Grid in Kyiv Amid Intensified Attacks

A Russian missile attack damaged a power facility and grid in Kyiv's Holosiivskyi district. Despite intensifying air and ground attacks, the overnight strike was less severe than previous ones. Most power has been restored; debris caused property damage but no injuries. Ukraine intercepted all aerial threats targeting Kyiv.

Reuters | Updated: 31-05-2024 12:22 IST | Created: 31-05-2024 12:22 IST
Russian Missile Strike Disrupts Power Grid in Kyiv Amid Intensified Attacks
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A Russian missile attack on Kyiv destroyed a power facility and damaged the power grid in Holosiivskyi district of the Ukrainian capital on Friday, the DTEK energy company said.

Ukraine's Air Force said on the Telegram messaging app that Russia attacked Kyiv with an Iskander short-range ballistic missile and drones. Russia has been stepping up air strikes and ground attacks on Ukraine as it seeks to capture more territory in the country's east and northeast, but the overnight air attack was not as intense as some previous onslaughts.

Ukraine's largest private energy company said power had been restored to most of the buildings affected by the attack with back-up sources, leaving some 10 private residences and one business without power. All aerial targets were destroyed on their approach to the city, Serhiy Popko, the head of Kyiv's military administration, said on Telegram. There were no injuries, according to preliminary information, but missile debris fell down and damaged the facility and the grid.

Ukraine's Air Force also said that Russia attacked the battered city of Kharkiv overnight with five anti-aircraft guided missiles and that Ukraine's forces also downed attack drones over the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions. There was no immediate comment from Russia about the attack. Moscow denies targeting civilians in the war that has killed thousands since February 2022 when Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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