Ukraine PM: Half of Ukraine's energy infrastructure out of order
The Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine currently needs additional military equipment and financial aid to purchase gas and keep public operations ongoing.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Friday that about half of Ukraine's energy grid has been out of order due to Russia's missile strikes.
"On November 15, Russia fired around 100 missiles at Ukrainian cities. Almost half of our energy infrastructure is out of order. Under these circumstances we surely need additional support from our European partners," Shmyhal said at a press conference on Friday.
Shmyhal further said that Ukraine currently needs additional military equipment and financial aid to purchase gas and keep public operations ongoing.
Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko said on Tuesday that Ukraine's energy grid sustained to the most massive missile attack since the beginning of the conflict with Russia.
Ever since Ukraine orchestrated an attack on the Crimean bridge on October 8, Moscow has been targeting Ukraine's vital military and energy infrastructure.
On November 15, sources reported that Russia increased its shelling of Ukraine in a bid to pressure Kiev and make more gains in light of its withdrawal from Kherson.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on November 1 that about 40% of Ukraine's energy infrastructure had been damaged as a result of these strikes, causing massive power outages.
On October 22, Chief of Ukrainian national energy operator Ukrenergo said that energy consumption in many regions in Ukraine was reduced to up to 20% after Russian strikes on the power grids caused major damage to energy infrastructure.