Kyiv received new air defense equipment – Klitschko

According to him, now the sky over the capital will be more protected.

New air defense was handed over to the capital / photo from UNIAN, Vyacheslav Ratinsky
New air defense was handed over to the capital / photo from UNIAN, Vyacheslav Ratinsky

Kiev received new air defense equipment to protect power grid facilities.

This was announced by the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko, the press service of the mayor informs.

“The military assured me that now the new air defense equipment has arrived in the capital. The sky will be more protected. We hope that there will be no more attacks and provocations with kamikaze drones,” he said. 

According to him, now the shortage of electricity is from 20 to 50%, so the energy supply system of the capital is operating in an emergency mode.

Ukrenergo specialists hope to eliminate the deficit within 2-3 weeks, if there are no emergencies.

“The city is doing everything possible to save electricity consumption. In particular, trolleybuses have been replaced by buses on many public transport routes. At the same time, the capital is not going to stop the metro. Once again I urge the people of Kiev and businesses to reduce electricity consumption! The risk of a major blackout when there is electricity could lead to even greater consequences and even more massive outages, there is,” he added.

Consequences of attacks on the energy systems of Ukraine

As you know, the Russian army has recently stepped up attacks on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure with the help of kamikaze drones and missiles. In October alone, the Russian occupiers hit  electric power facilities  51 times.

According to Alexander Kharchenko, Advisor to the Minister for Energy,  about 40% of the energy infrastructure in the country has been seriously damaged .

Ukrainians were urged to limit the use of electricity to reduce pressure on the system. 

Later, the restriction of electricity consumption in Ukraine was introduced. It was noted that the largest volume of restrictions will be used in Kyiv and Kyiv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr regions.

Today, the head of the Kiev regional military administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, said that  it was too early to talk about stabilization 

(C)UNIAN 2022


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