Russian missile attack leaves dozens of settlements in Ukraine cut off from power

Russia’s latest missile attack overnight on Thursday damaged energy infrastructure facilities, with more than 20 settlements in Ukraine cut off from electricity, the energy ministry said in a statement.

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Overhead power lines in the Khmelnytsky region were disconnected, leaving 1,700 consumers in three settlements without electricity.

In the Zaporizhzia region, two settlements were left disconnected, and another three, in the Mykolaiv region.

In the Kherson region, fifteen settlements were cut off, leaving almost 12,000 consumers without electricity. Power supply has already been restored in all of them.

Several overhead lines were disconnected in the Donetsk region, with five settlements and more than 20,000 customers left without electricity, including a mine with several people in it.

Some consumers in the Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson and Chernihiv regions also reported being cut off from electricity after the recent missile attack.

While maintenance work is ongoing, Ukraine’s energy ministry assures no electricity supply restrictions are planned, and the energy system is operating stably.

Ukraine’s Air Force and the Defence Forces managed to destroy 29 out of 30 cruise missiles launched by Russia in the latest attack overnight on Thursday, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Valerii Zaluzhnyi said.