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“Biggest attack”, 80% of thermal power plants were hit by Russia

“Biggest attack”, 80% of thermal power plants were hit by Russia

New drones and missiles are being used

“We can say that 80% of thermal power plants were hit, more than half of hydropower plants were hit. And a large number of relay stations for power transmission,” Minister German Galushchenko told a press conference. Cannot specify size.

“This is the biggest attack against the Ukrainian energy sector,” he added, adding that the wave of strikes continues almost daily and caused a long blackout in Ukraine's second city, Kharkiv. 'Ukraine. According to the minister, the “scale and impact” of this new wave of attacks was “much greater” than the Moscow-led campaign of the previous winter, when millions of Ukrainians lost electricity and heat in freezing temperatures.

New drones and missiles are being used

The Russian military has modified the drones and missiles used in the bombings, making them “even more dangerous,” he insisted. Prior to the Russian invasion that began in February 2022, electricity generation in Ukraine was relatively balanced between coal and gas-fired and nuclear-powered thermal power plants, with a small percentage of hydropower.

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