10 Feb 2023 22:28

Ukraine loses 44% of nuclear power generation, 75% of thermal power stations and 33% of combined heat and power plants - PM

MOSCOW. Feb 10 (Interfax) - Ukraine has lost 44% of its nuclear-power generation, 75% of its thermal power capacity and 33% of combined heat and power plants, the Ukrainian media reported citing Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal.

"Almost 20 power-blocks of thermal power stations remain damaged," Shmygal said on Telegram.

The facilities are in the territories, which are no longer under Kiev control, he said.

"An absolute majority of Ukrainians remain with heat, water and light. Repairs are underway, there are sufficient resources until the end of winter, generators are coming, the power equipment from our partners is on its way," he said.

Ukrainian media also quoted the Telegram channel of the Ukrenergo national energy company that said that the national electricity grid operated amid acute shortages, with the most complicated situation being in the Kharkov region where blackouts have continued. Network restrictions are also in place in the Khmelnitsk region and remain in the Odessa and Kiev regions.

On Friday, thermal and hydropower stations and high-voltage infrastructure were damaged in six regions. They included four DTEK Energo thermal power stations. Later, DTEK said the grid situation allowed Kiev and the Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk regions to return to stabilization schedules.