Operator confirms destruction of major Trypilska Thermal Power Plant near Kyiv after Russian attack
Trypilska TPP (Photo: Wikipedia)

As a result of a massive overnight missile attack, the Russian military completely destroyed the Trypilska TPP in Kyiv Oblast, announced the chairman of the supervisory board of Centrenergo PJSC Andriy Hota in a comment to Interfax-Ukraine.

"All workers who were on shift during the attack are alive," Hota said.

As a result of the hits, there was a large-scale fire in the turbine workshop. Currently, work on fire containment is ongoing at the enterprise. Centrenergo has lost 100% of generation.

Centerenergo added that the Trypilska TPP was the largest supplier of electricity in Kyiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr oblasts.

"The scale of the destruction is terrible. It cannot be measured with money. This is the biggest challenge for us in the entire history of the enterprise. But I am convinced that we will cope with it," said Hota.

Operator confirms destruction of major Trypilska Thermal Power Plant near Kyiv after Russian attack
Screenshot of the Ministry of Energy video

After the Russian attack on March 22, the Zmiyiv TPP of Centrenergo in Kharkiv Oblast was also completely destroyed, but its restoration is planned in the future. This time, the company said that it would not be able to carry out the restoration with its own funds. On July 25, 2022, Russian troops occupied the Vuhlehirsk TPP in Donetsk Oblast.

Since March 2024, Russia has intensified attacks on Ukraine's energy system. Overnight on March 22, Russia used 63 kamikaze drones and 88 missiles of various types to attack Ukraine. Anti-aircraft defense managed to shoot down 55 Shaheds and 37 missiles. Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, the chairman of the board of NPC Ukrenergo, called this the biggest attack on the energy system of Ukraine during the war.

Another mass attack took place on March 29. Then the Russians used 60 Shaheds and 39 missiles. The air defenses managed to shoot down 58 drones and 26 missiles.

As a result of the strikes, the Dnipro HPP in Zaporizhzhya, the Kharkiv CHP-5, the Zmiyiv TPP of the Centrenergo company, the Burshtyn and Ladyzhyn TPPs of the DTEK company were destroyed.