Almost all thermal power plants Russia damaged in Ukraine now restored

Ukraine has restored almost all thermal generation facilities that were damaged by Russian missile strikes last autumn and winter, deputy prime minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said on Monday.

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"Thermal generation enterprises have been restored by almost 100 percent. At the same time, we are working on providing backup capacities in case of force majeure," Mr Kubrakov posted on Facebook.

In total, over 65 percent of the more than 700 heating facilities damaged by the Russian shelling have been restored.

"In general, as of today, utility facilities are about 60 percent prepared for stable operation in the autumn-winter period of 2023/2024. This is the basic indicator of readiness at this point in the year," the official added.

Mr Kubrakov said he was confident that Ukraine will be 100 percent technically ready for the start of the heating season by 1 October.

In other developments, Ukrenergo has restored almost 90 percent of the transformer substations damaged by Russian shelling.