22 May 2023 14:35

Some communities in 4 regions of Ukraine cut off from power supply - Energy Ministry

MOSCOW. May 22 (Interfax) - A number of communities in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk region and in Kiev-controlled parts of the Zaporozhye, Kherson, and Donetsk regions have been cut off from power supply.

"Some damage to grid infrastructure has been caused, which cut off power supply to 24 localities in the Dnepropetrovsk region. Repairs are underway," Ukrainian media reported with reference to the Energy Ministry on Monday.

While damage to power supply infrastructure in the part of the Zaporozhye region controlled by Kiev left 246,600 consumers without electricity for some time, power supply to most of them was restored as of 11:00 a.m. May 22, it said.

Power supply was also cut off to ten communities, including two coalmines, in the part of the Donetsk region controlled by Kiev. In addition, some 24,500 consumers in the Kiev-controlled part of the Kherson region were also left without electricity, it said.

"Despite a difficult situation, the energy system's operation is stable. No restrictions have been applied to customers," the ministry said.

As of May 22, Ukraine's exports to Moldova and Poland amounted to 100 MW each, and no electricity imports were planned.