Zmiivska and Trypilska thermal power plants are still clearing debris after the March 22 and April 11 missile strikes, according to Yevhenii Harkavyi, technical director of Centrenergo (Ukraine's largest electric and thermal power generation company).

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"It will take another month and a half to two months to clear the debris, given the extent of the damage. We will need another month and a half to two months. The debris is massive. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of tons of concrete that need to be removed while preserving the remaining equipment as much as possible," he said.

Before the war broke out, Centrenergo had three power plants. The Russians occupied the Vuhlehirska TPP in the Donetsk Oblast in July 2022, and the other two plants were destroyed in the spring of 2024.

Currently, the company produces neither electricity nor heat. The satellite towns of the factories are left without hot water.

"The main activity of the company has stopped. To date, 100% of the generation capacity of our power plants has been destroyed," Harkavyi said.

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