Emergency power outages in Kyiv continued on Friday morning as the city struggled to repair “significant damage” caused by an attack on “critically important” energy infrastructure the previous day, the energy company DTEK said in a post on Facebook.
DTEK warned that “longer power outages are possible.”
“Due to the night attack on October 27, a number of critically important energy facilities went out of order,” it said.
“In Kyiv and the region, there was a power deficit of 30% of consumption. In order to prevent a complete blackout in the capital city and central regions of Ukraine, the state energy company Ukrenergo has been forced to introduce unprecedented emergency restrictions on electricity supply.”
“Unfortunately there is a high possibility of more severe and long-term power outages in the coming days,” it warned.
DTEK reiterated calls for city residents to use electricity “sparingly”, especially in the morning and evening.
Russia has been striking key energy infrastructure across Ukraine in recent weeks, causing blackouts and leading to warnings that those living in the country could face a difficult winter period.