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Russia-Ukraine war: Power-water supply stalled in many parts of Ukraine in Russia’s attack, heavy damage due to shells fired overnight

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Russian shelling continued early Saturday in several areas of Ukraine
Russian military also fired missiles in the south-eastern Zaporizhzhya region

Kyiv. Ukraine’s state-run electricity operator on Saturday announced a scheduled halt to power supply to Kyiv and seven other regions following Russia’s horrific attacks on energy infrastructure. The move comes at a time when the Russian military continues to bomb Ukrainian cities and villages with missiles and drones. It has caused significant damage to power plants, water supply and other infrastructure.

Russia has denied that the drones used in Ukraine came from Iran, although Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahiyan on Saturday admitted for the first time supplying a “limited number” of drones to Moscow ahead of the invasion. Of. The foreign minister claimed that Iran does not know whether its drones were used against Ukraine. He reiterated Iran’s commitment to stop the conflict.

Electricity supply will be affected daily
Ukraine’s sole operator of a high-voltage transmission line, Ukranergo, said in an online statement on Saturday that power supply would be suspended in the capital and the extended Kyiv region, as well as several surrounding areas including Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Poltava and Kharkiv. . The power supply will be stopped daily for “certain groups of consumers” “as per a special program prepared by the operator of the distribution network for each area”, the statement said. The power supply is likely to be suspended for six more hours each day.

The shelling continued in several areas of Ukraine early Saturday
Ukraine is grappling with power cuts and water supply disruptions as Russian military forces launched missile and drone strikes last month targeting the country’s energy infrastructure. Meanwhile, Russian shelling continued in the early hours of Saturday in several areas of Ukraine. Dnipropetrovsk governor Valentin Regichenko said on Telegram that about 40 shells were fired overnight in the city of Nikopol. The Russian army targeted the city and its surrounding areas with heavy artillery.

Russian also fired missiles in southeast Zaporizhzhya region
Vitaly Kim, the governor of Mykolaive in the south, said on Telegram that several houses were damaged in the shelling in rural areas, but there were no casualties. The Russian army also fired missiles in the south-eastern Zaporizhzhya region. Russia occupies a large part of this region. Eight cities and villages, including Bakhmut, Adivka and Porkovsk, in the Donetsk region were bombed in the east.

Russian shelling in nine Ukrainian territories in 24 hours
According to Ukraine’s presidential office, at least three civilians were killed and eight others injured by Russian shelling in nine Ukrainian territories in the past 24 hours. Drones, missiles and heavy artillery were used in these attacks. According to the President’s Office, a local civilian was kidnapped by the Russian army in the Russian-occupied Kherson region.

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