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Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine


The electricity deficit of the Ukrainian power grid increased on Wednesday due to the bombardment of gas infrastructure in eastern Ukraine, according to the latest update from the electricity utility Ukrenergo.

“As of December 28, the electricity deficit in the system has increased. This is due to the shutdown of some power plant units due to the bombing of gas infrastructure in the eastern region,” Ukrenergo said in a statement.

Ukraine has been facing a massive attack on critical infrastructure and energy sources since early October.

The shortfall did not mean further power restrictions due to “relatively warm weather”, Ukenergo said, but added, “The capacity available in the system is not sufficient to meet all consumer needs in the country. In this regard, all regions have been informed of the consumption limits, exceeding which entails the need for emergency stops.

Over the past three months, the power grid has suffered 9 missile attacks and 12 Russian drone attacks, according to Ukrenergo.

“As a result, production facilities and transportation systems suffered complex and large-scale damage. Their restoration requires significant resources and time. Repair crews from Ukrenergo, power generators and distribution system operators are working continuously,” the statement read.


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