One of DTEK's thermal power plants shut down after Russian shelling

Russia shelled one of the thermal power plants in Ukraine belonging to DTEK, a company owned by Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, and had it shut down on Thursday morning.

"The enemy continues to carry out terrorist attacks on civilian and energy facilities in Ukraine. Today, on 24 August, one of DTEK Energy’s thermal power plants, which has been subjected to repeated attacks before, was damaged by shelling," the company said in a statement.

DTEK added that the attack hadn’t resulted in any casualties, although the plant’s equipment had been "seriously damaged".

The company will begin to "eliminate the consequences and restore the plant's operation", it added.

Since last September, Russia has shelled DTEK’s energy facilities 34 times, killing three power engineers and injuring 28 other employees. The company’s contractors and rescue workers were also killed and injured in the attacks.

By August, almost all thermal generation facilities damaged by Russian missile attacks in autumn and winter had been restored in Ukraine.