Russia resumes attacks on Ukrainian thermal power plants

One of the thermal power plants of Rinat Akhmetov’s DTEK Energy was seriously damaged in a Russian attack late on Sunday, the company said in a statement.

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According to the statement, it was the first time in two months that Russia had targeted a thermal power plant.

No casualties have so far been reported as a result of the attack. The company did not reveal where the damaged plant is located.

Since September, DTEK Energy’s facilities have come under fire 35 times.

DTEK is one of the largest electricity producers in Ukraine. The company operates eight thermal power plants, two of which are located in Russian-held territory, and another one in the frontline town of Kurakhove, the Donetsk region.

The Ukrainian energy ministry earlier assumed that Russia will resume attacks on the energy infrastructure with the onset of cold weather.

It said it hoped to strengthen the resilience of the Ukrainian power system in cooperation with international partners.

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