Ukrenergo warns of potential evening power outages in Ukraine after Russian attack

Ukrainian power grid
Ukrainian power grid

Following the Russian attack early on May 8, power cuts may affect residential and industrial consumers across Ukraine from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Ukrenergo reported on Telegram.

Restrictions will be evenly applied in all oblasts. Rolling blackout schedules for each area will be posted on local power distribution companies' official pages.

The outages stem from electricity shortages in the grid, caused by new damage to Ukrainian power plant equipment due to Russian strikes.

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Ukrenergo anticipates challenges on May 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. The company's dispatch center is taking all available measures to overcome the shortage, including imports and emergency electricity from European power systems.

The company also encourages Ukrainians to use electricity efficiently. Russian strikes have led to fresh blackouts in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Kharkiv, and Sumy oblasts.

Read also: UAV strikes ignite fires at fuel and energy sites in Russia’s Smolensk Oblast

Russia's strike on Ukraine on May 8

Air raid alert issued across Ukraine on May 7 due to renewed Russian threat. Cruise missile strikes hit Kyiv, destroying targets. Fire erupts at Brovary facility, injuring two.

Overnight drone strike in Poltava Oblast sparks fire at energy facility. Authorities in Vinnytsia Oblast reported a hit.

Russian attacks on electricity facilities in six oblasts: Poltava, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhya, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Vinnytsia, according to Ukraine's Energy Minister German Halushchenko.

Read also: Three DTEK thermal power plants seriously damaged in latest Russian attack on Ukrainian energy

The Ukrainian military destroyed 59 enemy air targets: 39 missiles and 20 Shahed suicide drones.

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