26 Jan 2023 20:02

Situation in Ukraine's energy system remains under control - PM

MOSCOW. Jan 26 (Interfax) - Ukraine's power substations were damaged on Thursday, but the situation in the energy system has remained under control, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal.

The power substations were damaged, he said. "But the situation in the energy system has remained under control," Ukrainian media quoted Shmygal as saying on social media.

Power engineers are doing everything to ensure the supply of electricity, he said.

Ukrainian media also reported, citing the DTEK energy company, that emergency blackouts in Kiev, as well as the Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk regions, were not yet been avoided.

The Ukrainian power system "suffered substantial damages" on Thursday, DTEK said on social media. "Power engineers cannot return to stabilization outages," it said.

Earlier on Thursday, DTEK said that emergency power outages could last for several days due to damages to the Odessa region's energy infrastructure.

For its part, Ukrenergo said that " equipment in the southern, central, southwestern regions was damaged." "The main high-voltage equipment was destroyed at a power facility in the Dnepr area," Ukrainian media quoted the company's statement on social media.

"Emergency outages have been introduced throughout Ukraine. Currently, the routine schedules of restrictions are gradually resuming," it said.

There is a major shortage of electricity in Ukraine's energy system and power consumption limits have been introduced in all regions, it said.