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Illustrative purposes only: A high voltage substation switchyard stands partially destroyed after the Ukrenergo power station was hit by a Russian missile strike. Photo taken on Nov. 10, 2022, in central Ukraine. (Ed Ram/Getty Images)
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Russian forces attacked energy infrastructure facilities in Odesa Oblast overnight, damaging equipment, Ukraine's state-owned energy operator Ukrenergo said on April 5.

The company said that no blackouts occurred as a result of the strikes.

Moscow has recently intensified its missile and drone strikes against Ukraine's critical infrastructure, launching large-scale attacks on energy facilities across the country.

Ukraine's Energy Ministry reported on April 5 that as a result of a Russian drone attack in a southern region of Ukraine, Ukrenergo's high-voltage substation was damaged.

On April 4, scheduled blackouts were introduced in six Ukrainian regions due to power deficits caused by Russian attacks. The day later, restrictions were applied for 550,000 consumers in Kharkiv Oblast, of which around 330,000 were in Kharkiv itself.

Russia aims to knock out Ukraine’s power grid in new wave of attacks
Editor’s note: The article was updated on March 27 with comments from Roman Nitsovych, a research director at DiXi Group. Russia launched a fresh wave of missile and drone attacks against Ukraine between March 21-25, hitting the country’s critical infrastructure heavier than ever before. Some 190…
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