Russia-Ukraine War - October 10th: Russian Air Strikes

Russia-Ukraine War - October 10th: Russian Air Strikes

On 10 October, Russia launched massive missile and drone attacks across Ukraine. A total of 84 rockets (43 of which were shot down) and 24 drones (13 shot down) were launched. 19 people were killed and 105 were wounded. The main targets were critical infrastructure facilities (power plants, thermal power plants and substations) in 11 regions and the capital. Among those damaged were the Burshtyn (Ivano-Frankivsk region) and Trypilska (Kyiv region) power plants, as well as thermal power plants in Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv. As a result, there was a power outage in most localities both in the east of the country (Kharkiv, Sumy and Poltava regions) and in the western part of the country (Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk regions). The attacks not only involved energy-related infrastructure–buildings and streets in the centre of Kyiv were also shelled. Ukrenergo (the grid operator) decided to impose emergency power outages (including in the capital), and the government urged people to limit their electricity consumption between 5 and 10 pm. Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko announced the suspension of electricity exports from 11 October in order to stabilise the voltage on Ukrainian grids. Russian attacks continued on 11 October, hitting, among others, the Ladyzhyn power plant (Vinnytsia region) and two power facilities in Lviv.

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Russia-Ukraine War - October 10th: Russian Air Strikes

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