March 20, 2023

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Russia reportedly destroyed a large power plant in Kherson

Ukrainian national operator Ukrenergo said on Monday that Russia destroyed a key power station in Kherson before its troops withdrew from the city and the right bank of the Dnieper River in southern Ukraine.

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“The power plant that supplied electricity to the entire Right Bank in the Kherson region and a significant part of the Mykolayiv region was practically destroyed,” wrote Ukrainerko head Volodymyr Kudrytskyi on Facebook, one of the consequences of helpless fear. residents before they escaped.”

“The liberated Kherson region has been without electricity since November 6,” Mr. Koudrytsky continued. “We are doing our best to provide electricity to people as soon as possible,” he wrote back.

Ukraine “sent a list of equipment needed for the Kherson region to our international partners,” he said, adding that “Poland and France have already responded.”

Kherson was the first major city and the only regional center to fall after the Russian invasion launched at the end of February.

The forceful withdrawal of troops from Moscow came under pressure from a Ukrainian counteroffensive, a disappointment for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who ordered the mobilization of 300,000 reservists in September.

In recent weeks, the Russian military has carried out several waves of massive missile and suicide drone attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

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