26 Jan 2023 19:05

Kiev, Kiev region back to hourly power outage schedules, Odessa critical infrastructure power supply restored

MOSCOW. Jan 26 (Interfax) - Kiev and the Kiev region will again get power on hourly basis after emergency blackouts on Thursday morning and afternoon.

"We managed to stabilize the situation and return to stabilization schedules," Ukrainian media reported, citing the DTEK energy company's statement on social media.

The situation in the power system is still complicated, the company said, asking consumers to use electricity responsibly and refrain from turning on all electric appliances simultaneously.

According to DTEK, power supply to Odessa's critical infrastructure was restored.

"As of 3 p.m., we managed to power all hospitals, heating plants, pumping stations and other critical infrastructure in the city," Ukrainian media quoted DTEK's statement on social media.

The situation in Odessa and the region is very difficult and emergency blackouts will continue, it said.