Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022

Russian strikes fail to disable Ukraines energy infrastructure

Russian strikes fail to disable Ukraines energy infrastructure


Russian strikes fail to disable Ukraines energy infrastructure

Russia has continued to try to hit Ukrainian's energy infrastructure but Vladimir Putin's forces did not appear to have enjoyed any significant success.

One missile seriously damaged a key energy facility in the region around Ukraine's capital and 10 missiles and four drones hit locations in the south-eastern city of Zaporizhzhia.

There were periodic electricity blackouts in Kyiv but fires set off in Zaporizhzhia and subsequent damage to electricity substations did not appear to affect supply in the city.

Evidence on the ground suggested that a number of the missiles launched at Zaporizhzhia had badly misfired, damaging only cars and smashing the windows of apartment blocks rather than disabling the critical infrastructure.

Russia has waged a campaign to destroy Ukraine'e energy system as winter fast approaches, prompting calls in recent days from Ukraine's government for a nationwide effort to save energy.

The Russian forces continue, however, to be on the defensive on the frontlines, with Ukrainian forces continuing to make ground in the strategically important Kherson region.

To the north and east of Kherson, Russian shelling killed two civilians in the Dnipropetrovsk region, according to the local governor, Valentyn Reznichenko.

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