27 NOVEMBER 2022
Part of the Russian city of Shebekino, located in Belgorod Oblast near the Ukrainian border, was left without electricity or water; local authorities state that this is a result of shelling.
Source: Vyacheslav Gladkov, Governor of Belgorod Oblast, on Telegram
Quote from Gladkov: “As a result of shelling in the vicinity of the city of Shebekino, no casualties or damage was reported. Power lines were damaged: there is a partial lack of electricity and water supply within the city.”
Details: The Russian governor reported that power engineers have already started reconnecting consumers to reserve power lines. Water pumping stations are also being restarted.
Since autumn, Russia has been carrying out massive, targeted strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, trying in this way to leave Ukrainians without electricity, heating or water supply. The aggressor country hopes that Ukrainians, outraged by the blackouts, will put pressure on their government to agree to negotiations on Russia’s conditions.
On 23 November, Russia launched another large-scale missile attack on critical infrastructure facilities in Ukraine. Anti-aircraft defence systems shot down 51 out of 70 missiles and 5 kamikaze drones.
The attack led to a temporary shutdown of all nuclear power plants and most thermal and hydroelectric plants. Power transmission facilities were also damaged. A large part of Ukraine remained without electricity, and there were also interruptions in water and heating supply. These problems are now gradually being solved.
10 people have been confirmed dead as a result of the Russian attack on 23 November.