NewsRussia intensifies attacks on Ukraine's power grid amid Remembrance Day

Russia intensifies attacks on Ukraine's power grid amid Remembrance Day

Ukraine is being deprived of energy power by the Russians.
Ukraine is being deprived of energy power by the Russians.
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6:43 AM EDT, May 8, 2024

Russian forces launched a significant attack on Ukraine's energy infrastructure overnight, deploying both aviation and strike drones, according to reports from Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday morning.

The activity of Russian aircraft led to prolonged alarms in several Ukrainian regions, lasting over six hours. In Kyiv, sirens began at 8:47 PM (7:47 PM Eastern Time) and were deactivated shortly after 12 AM (11 PM Eastern Time). An additional alarm was triggered 22 minutes later and continued for 28 minutes.

Following the activity of Russian long-range aviation near Poland's eastern border, Polish and allied aircraft were deployed on Wednesday morning on the X platform, as announced by the Operational Command of the Armed Forces (DORSZ).

Minister of Energy Herman Halushchenko reported, "The enemy persists in its efforts to leave Ukrainians without electricity. Targeted facilities were responsible for generating and distributing power in Poltava, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhia, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Vinnytsia."

Serhiy Popko, the head of Kyiv's city military administration, reported the successful interception of all targets aimed at Kyiv by air defense systems. He disclosed that the Russians utilized maneuverable missiles Kh-101, Kh-555, and Kh-55, launched from Tu-95MS strategic bombers.

No injuries reported

"Based on preliminary data, there are no injuries or damaged buildings in the capital," Popko shared on Telegram.

He further noted that Russia mounted another assault on Ukraine on May 8, a day observed in Ukraine as the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

"Today's fascists, the Russian nationalists, continue their attacks on the civilian population," Popko stated.
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