Russia Intensifies Attacks on Ukraine's Energy Infrastructure

Russia launched another series of missile and drone attacks on Ukraine, damaging key energy facilities in Zaporizhzhia and Lviv. Despite Ukraine's air defenses intercepting many threats, the attacks injured energy workers and deepened the nation's struggles with power blackouts. Frontline battles showed no significant changes.

PTI | Kyiv | Updated: 22-06-2024 14:36 IST | Created: 22-06-2024 14:36 IST
Russia Intensifies Attacks on Ukraine's Energy Infrastructure
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In a fresh wave of violence, Russia launched a new barrage of missiles and drones targeting Ukraine's energy infrastructure, according to officials in Kyiv. The overnight assault, aimed at the southeastern and western parts of the country, left two energy workers injured.

Marking the eighth significant attack on Ukrainian power facilities in the past three months, Russia unleashed 16 missiles and 13 Shahed drones on key infrastructure, as per the Ukrainian air force. Impressively, Ukraine's defenses intercepted 12 missiles and all 13 drones.

State-owned power grid operator Ukrenergo confirmed that the strikes caused damage to equipment in the Zaporizhzhia and Lviv regions. The attack further strains Ukraine's power generation capacity as the country grapples with extensive blackouts. Meanwhile, minor gains were reported on the frontline by Kremlin forces.

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