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Ukraine cuts power shortages as Russia continues offensive in south

Ukraine has reduced its “power deficit” as engineers work to restore infrastructure damaged by waves of Russian missile strikes.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denis Shmihal said after Monday’s attacks that “electrical engineers promise to remove the consequences in the coming days.”

“At the same time, there will be a shortage of electricity in the energy system. Currently, it is 19% of the expected consumption”.

It was more than 30% in recent weeks.

Even so, Schmihal said, “35% of the main power grids have been damaged by massive attacks by the Russians in recent months.”

“The enemy fired 7 missiles simultaneously at a substation in the Odesa region. Therefore, blackout schedules are still in place in the country.”

Odessa Mayor Hennadi Trukhanov said water supply and sewage treatment had been restored Tuesday night.

Eleven district and quarter boiler houses (for heating) were operational, serving 88% of consumers. “This means more than 600,000 Odessa residents are keeping the heat.”

Russian missile and artillery attacks continue in other parts of southern Ukraine.

Yaroslav Yanushevych, the head of the military administration of the Kherson region, said on Tuesday that “the Russian aggressors again shelled the city of Kherson. They attacked an infrastructure facility and residential buildings.”

He said one person was killed and the huge fire was put out.

“Several enemy shells hit the utility company’s administration building and nearby residential buildings.”

To the north, the Russians attacked the city of Krivi Rih.

Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, said an industrial plant had been hit.

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Oleksandr Vilkul, head of Kryvyi Rih district, said the attack appeared to have been carried out by a ballistic missile. “There’s more significant destruction. I’ve just returned from the scene of the attack.”

After Monday’s missile strikes, power was gradually restored, Vilkul said. But hourly and scheduled blackouts will continue “to keep Ukraine’s power system intact.”

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