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Parts of Ukrainian cities left without electricity due to Russian shelling

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Ukrainians left without electricity due to Russian shelling
Ukrainians left without electricity due to Russian shelling

Massive Russian missile attacks on the morning of February 7 damaged power lines in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Mykolaiv, and caused power outages for household consumers and healthcare facilities. However, there were no critical disruptions to the power system, and power companies promise to restore power supply in a few hours, with no plans to introduce scheduled outages.

"The shelling did not cause any critical disruptions to the power system. However, power lines in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Mykolaiv were damaged," the Energy Ministry said.

For its part, Ukrenergo reported that in general, high-voltage power lines are operating normally. It added,

  • Due to the damage to two 110 kV high-voltage lines, 19,400 consumers and healthcare facilities in Kyiv were cut off from electricity.

"Emergency repair works are underway. The power supply will be restored within 3-4 hours," the statement said.

  • In Kharkiv, about 1,000 consumers lost power due to damage to Kharkivoblenergo networks.

"As a result of missile and artillery shelling, there are damages in the networks of Kharkivoblenergo and in the frontline regions. There are also new damages due to shelling in the networks of the Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk and Mykolaiv regions," Ukrenergo said.

Will there be scheduled outages?

At the same time, the power engineers emphasized that no deficit in the system is expected. After all, the electricity generated by power plants of all types is "enough to supply all legal and household consumers."

Nevertheless, they noted, blackouts not related to the shelling were still recorded in Ukraine. Their causes are as follows:

  • technical - in the Kropyvnytskyi region;
  • weather conditions - in the Volyn region.

How to prepare for possible power outages

In general, although the power industry is still coping with all the difficulties and not resorting to scheduled power outages, it is impossible to guarantee that there will be no emergency blackouts, especially in light of Russia's massive shelling. In this regard, Ukrainians are urged to actively prepare for possible problems in order to reduce their impact on their lives. First of all, to stock up on water and food.

In particular, water should be prepared for at least 3 days, the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) advises. This means not only drinking but also technical water.

Thus, it is emphasized that one adult needs 3 liters of drinking water per day (including liquid consumed with food), as well as 10-12 liters of technical water for hygiene and cooking.

You should also stock up on food. First of all, it implies food that will not spoil without refrigeration and will not require electricity to cook. It can be:

  • canned meat, fish and vegetables;
  • dried meat and jerky;
  • freeze-dried foods (cereals, instant noodles and soups that need to be poured with boiling water, or buckwheat that can be poured with water at room temperature)
  • bread, cookies, crackers;
  • dried fruits, nuts;
  • chocolate, candy;
  • energy bars.

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