Russians have attacked Ukrainian TPPs almost 180 times since full-scale invasion, says DTEK CEO

Consequences of the attack on one of DTEK's TPPs
Consequences of the attack on one of DTEK's TPPs

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russians have attacked Ukrainian thermal power plants almost 180 times, DTEK energy company CEO Dmytro Sakharuk told Hromadske Radio on April 28.

"If we count from the beginning of the large-scale invasion, the occupiers have already fired at our thermal power plants almost 180 times," Sakharuk said.

“This attack on April 27 was, in fact, the fourth major one after the attacks on March 22 and 29, and April 11.”

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The consequences of the latest attack, which caused significant damage to four plants, are being analyzed, the DTEK head added.

Russian attacks on Ukrainian energy sector

In the spring of 2024, Russia began attacking Ukraine's largest and most powerful energy facilities. As a result, the power system suffered losses:

the Dnipro HPP lost both power plants. The dam is intact, but the equipment was destroyed, and it may take years to restore the Dnipro HPP.

In Kharkiv, CHPP-5 was destroyed, and it will take several years to restore it.

The Zmiyiv TPP (part of Centrenergo) was destroyed (also located in Kharkiv Oblast).

DTEK Group (beneficiary - Rinat Akhmetov) said it had lost 80% of its generation.

All power units at Burshtyn and Ladyzhyn TPPs were damaged;

A gas storage facility in western Ukraine was damaged.

According to preliminary estimates, the latest Russian attacks on the Ukrainian power system caused at least 90-100 million euros ($96-103 million) in damage to high-voltage equipment alone, Ukrenergo head Volodymyr Kudrytskyi said on March 24.

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Energy Minister German Halushchenko said on April 12 that amid Russia's massive attacks on Ukraine's grid, the country needs to prepare for any scenario in the spring and summer.

Russian forces attacked four DTEK thermal power plants overnight on April 26-27, severely damaging equipment.

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