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Ukraine declares energy emergency

RT | December 16, 2022

Ukraine’s state-owned energy giant Ukrenergo declared a state of emergency on Friday, amid reports of a new wave of Russian missile strikes against the country’s critical infrastructure. The operator said it had registered electricity consumption plummeting by more than 50% across the country, with the situation constituting a “system breakdown.”

On Friday morning, an air raid alert was announced for all parts of Ukraine, as local media and authorities reported explosions in various cities and regions, including in the capital, Kiev.

The Mayor of eastern Ukrainian city Kharkov, Igor Terekhov, said that “colossal” infrastructural damage had been inflicted by the strikes. The attack has “primarily affected the energy system,” the official claimed in a Telegram post.

A similar account of the attack has been provided by the Mayor of the southern Ukrainian city of Krivoy Rog, Alexander Vikul, who confirmed “several” missile strikes in that region. An “energy infrastructure” site has been “destroyed” by the attack, Vikul said in a Telegram post, without revealing the exact nature of the affected site.

Ukraine’s largest private energy operator, DTEK, has also reported an attack on one of its sites, which ended up “seriously damaged” and disconnected from the grid. The site has been repeatedly subjected to missile attacks before, the company noted.

Somewhat contradicting the reports by the energy operators and local authorities, however, Ukraine’s military claimed it has been extremely successful in fending off the strikes. According to official figures, Ukraine has intercepted some 60 missiles out of 76 said to have been launched by Russia.

So far, the Russian military has remained silent on the salvo and has not provided its account of the attack.

In recent weeks, Russia has ramped up its air strikes against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, repeatedly firing massive missile and suicide drone barrages across the country. This followed Kiev’s launch of several sabotage operations against civilian infrastructure in Russia, including the Crimean Bridge bombing. The attack on the bridge has been widely cheered by common Ukrainians and top officials alike, with the incident squarely blamed by Moscow on Kiev’s military intelligence and its Western backers.

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2 Comments »

  1. Escalation of the war not de-escalation has driven events causing great damage and untold deaths of Ukranian combatants and civilians. But the US doesn’t appear to be concerned. Why should they? The powers in Washington seem to care not for their own citizens, witnessed by the continuing invasion of illegal immigrants who freely come across America’s southern border.
    It means Ukraine will be sacrificed for the greater good of the rules based order.

    The transAtlantic region is led by a totalitarian order of elites that bridge the Atlantic from New York to London. Among them are the Anglo-Dutch Empire with it’s junior partner USA providing the brute strength the others do not possess.

    How will it end? If the UK and US get their way, nuclear war is not far off. No one will survive nuclear war and so it must never be fought. I have told my Congressmen this but they are backing Biden arming Ukraine.

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    Comment by Thomas Simpson | December 16, 2022 | Reply

    • “How will it end? If the UK and US get their way, nuclear war is not far off”.

      Well, the Covid “SCARE” ran out of steam, so plan B must be to have another World War, to reduce the World’s population by at least 50%, and concentrate Wealth even further up the chain to the “1%”. The 8 Billion people on Earth today, could be reduced to 4 Billion at least.

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 16, 2022 | Reply


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