Kherson faces electricity outage after Ukrainian attack on power lines
Emergency services in the Kherson region say that the city and 9 additional areas are facing blackouts due to Ukrainian attacks on power lines
A representative of the emergency services of the Kherson region says that Kherson in addition to 9 other cities lost power after an attack targeting the main power line supplying the area.
"As a result of the terrorist attack on the Berislav-Kakhovka line, three reinforced concrete pylons of high-voltage power lines were damaged. More than 10 settlements of the region were left without electricity. The emergency services team is working to eliminate the consequences of the terrorist attack," the representative stated.
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Kherson, along with 3 neighboring regions of DPR, LPR, and Zaparozhye, voted to join the Russian federation last September, which was later approved by Moscow following legal and political procedures and finalized on October 5.
This led to Ukraine escalating against the republics and using various tactics to try and undermine their leadership and hurt their civilians.
Following the accession of the regions into Russia, Russian President Vladimir promised to protect Russia's new territories, by all means, saying Moscow would rebuild all the leveled cities and towns and back the industrial sector, develop enterprises, upgrade the infrastructure, and introduce healthcare systems.
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Putin announced that the citizens of the regions "have become [Russian] citizens forever," promising that the decision made by the people of the liberated regions was not up for discussion with Kiev.
"Russia will not betray them," the Russian President declared.
Sergei Surovikin, the general of the Russian armed forces and the commander of all units in the special military operation zone said earlier in October that the Kherson region is highly dangerous for its residents to remain there as Ukrainian forces regularly target civilian infrastructure.
"HIMARS rockets hit the Antonovsky bridge and the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, traffic on which was stopped. As a result, the delivery of food products is difficult in the city, there are certain problems with the water and electricity supply," said the General.
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