Deadly Shelling at Kharkiv Power Plant Causes Mass Blackouts, Ukraine Says

Shelling at power facilities in Kharkiv on September 11 killed at least one person and caused blackouts across the Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk oblasts, Ukrainian officials said.

Two cruise missiles hit critical infrastructure facilities near Kharkiv, Kirill Timoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President, said on Sunday. Firefighters were working to extinguish fires, while engineers worked to restore power to households, hospitals and other critical facilities in the region.

The governor of Kharkiv Oblast, Oleh Synehubov, said an employee at one power plant died as a result of shelling. At another facility in the Chuhuiv district, emergency medical personnel took another worker to hospital.

Footage released by President Volodymyr Zelensky shows a fire at a power plant in Kharkiv. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful

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