One of key facilities destroyed by strikes: Ukrainian energy utility
Russia escalates in light of the Ukrainian provocations, striking the Ukrainian energy infrastructure in retaliation.
Ukrainian national energy company Ukrenergo revealed Monday that one of Ukraine's vital energy plants was severely damaged by Russian airstrikes.
"Last week, one of the key facilities of Ukrenergo was damaged. This affected the [energy] supply of a number of areas, the situation in which is still difficult," the company posted on Telegram.
The Ukrainian capital of Kiev, as well as a number of other regions throughout Ukraine, are experiencing a difficult situation with regard to energy supply, according to the company.
"Kiev and Kharkiv energy hubs are large regions of electricity consumption, where electricity is transferred from those regions where it is now produced. But the network in these areas has suffered very serious damage and it is gradually being restored by Ukrenergo and other energy companies," the company highlighted.
The statement claims that "not a single energy system has been subjected to such large-scale destruction as the Ukrainian energy industry has endured since October 10."
On November 1, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Russia's strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure, which began on October 10 in response to the bombing of the Crimean bridge, had damaged around 40% of the country's energy infrastructure.
Russia carried out strikes against infrastructure critical for the Ukrainian military throughout the week, which happened to include facilities related to energy and connectivity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin explained the debacle by underlining that his country would not leave without response the crimes Kiev committed against Russian civilian infrastructure, primarily the explosion that took place on the Crimean bridge.