Zelensky: More than 6 million citizens of Ukraine are without electricity


Baghdad Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky announced that more than 6 million citizens across the country are still without electricity.

“More than 6 million citizens are without electricity throughout Ukraine,” Zelensky said in a video message on his Telegram channel.

He added, “The main challenge, like others this week, is the energy issue. This evening, power outages continue in most regions and in the capital Kyiv, for more than 6 million people in total.”

It is noteworthy that earlier on Friday evening, it was reported that the Ukrainian energy system is operating at 70 percent of its required capacity, with a significant shortage of electricity.

After last Wednesday an air alert was declared over Ukraine for more than two hours, reports of explosions and damage to infrastructure facilities came from the Dnieper, Kiev, Lvov, Nikolaev, Odessa, Kharkov and other cities.

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy, all three nuclear power plants under Kyiv’s control have been disconnected from the power grid, and most thermal and hydroelectric power plants have been deactivated, with power transmission facilities damaged.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency