Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Ukraine braces for power blackouts, fresh Russian attacks on infrastructure

Army soldier figurines are displayed in front of the Ukrainian and Russian flag colors background in this illustration taken, Feb. 13, 2022. — REUTERS/DADO RUVIC/ILLUSTRATION

KYIV — Ukraine is bracing for fresh Russian attacks on its infrastructure, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday, after Kyiv’s mayor urged residents to prepare for a worst-case scenario by making emergency plans to leave town and stay with friends or family.

The country faced a 32 percent deficit in projected power supply Monday, Sergei Kovalenko, CEO of YASNO, a major supplier of energy to the capital, said on his Facebook page.

“This is a lot, and it’s force majeure,” he said. Meanwhile national energy authorities warned of planned outages but also possible further restrictions in the capital and the region around it as well as six further regions of the country.

The warnings followed remarks by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko urging residents to “consider everything” including a worst-case scenario where the capital loses power and water.

“If you have extended family … or friends outside Kyiv, where there is autonomous water supply, an oven, heating,” he said in a weekend television interview, “please keep in mind the possibility of staying there for a certain amount of time.”

Mr. Zelensky said in his nightly video address that more than 4.5 million consumers were already without power.

“We also understand that the terrorist state is concentrating forces and means for a possible repetition of mass attacks on our infrastructure,” he said. “First of all, energy. In particular, for this, Russia needed Iranian missiles. We are preparing to respond.”

Zelensky did not elaborate on his statement that Russia needed Iranian missiles to target Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

Iran acknowledged for the first time Saturday that it had supplied Russia with drones Moscow has been using to target power stations and civilian infrastructure but said it did so before the war. Iran’s foreign minister also denied Iran had provided Russia with missiles.

Ukrenergo, the grid operator, said power consumption would have to be cut by 30 percent. — Reuters

Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

Latest

News

A market vendor arranges assorted vegetables inside the Quinta Market in Manila, Sept. 19. Vegetable prices continued to rise in November. — PHILIPPINE STAR/...

News

More policemen are deployed in Divisoria, Manila as the shopping area is expected to draw bigger crowds ahead of the holidays, Dec. 1. —...

News

PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSELL PALMA By Arjay L. Balinbin, Senior Reporter A PROPOSED MEASURE seeks to require National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board approval...

News

BW FILE PHOTO THE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION of the Philippines (MAP) is seeking the creation of a public-private sector advisory council for various sectors, in...

News

UNSPLASH THE HOLIDAYS shouldn’t be used as an excuse to binge-eat, warned a dietitian.  Christmas is just around the corner and with it comes...

News

MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) has secured a certificate of exemption from the Department of Energy (DoE) from the competitive selection process (CSP) for the...

You May Also Like

News

BW FILE PHOTO GROSS BORROWINGS by the National Government reached P2.6 trillion as of end-September as it continued to raise funds to respond to...

News

REUTERS By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter The country’s foreign exchange buffers slightly increased as of end-October as the value of the central bank’s...

News

KARASOLAR.COM TENA, Ecuador — Ecuador’s rainforest Achuar people say their ancestors long dreamed of a “fire canoe” or “electric fish” that would let them...

News

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health of Filipinos across different groups all over the archipelago. From frontline workers, parents balancing...

Disclaimer: Respect Investment.com, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2022 Respect Investment. All Rights Reserved.