A power station in a formerly-occupied area of the Kherson region was “practically destroyed” prior to the withdrawal of Russian troops, the head of Ukraine’s national power company said on Tuesday.
“The energy facility, which provided power supply to the entire right [west] bank of the Kherson region and a significant part of the Mykolaiv region, is practically destroyed,” Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, CEO of NPC Ukrenergo, said on Facebook. “It no longer exists.”
“Two autotransformers, each weighing 250 tons, were blown up. The relay protection room, compressor room, battery room – which, according to the terrorists, did not cause explosions – were additionally shot and smashed,” added Kudrytskyi.
“Several hectares of the consequences of the powerless anger of the occupiers before fleeing from the right (west) bank of Kherson region. A vile horde that knows only how to destroy.”
He said that the company was working to supply the region with electricity from other parts of the country.
“The level of mines there is very high. We work cautiously, but do not lose a single minute. Most of the liberated Kherson region has been without electricity since November 6,” he said.
“We are doing our best to supply people with electricity as soon as possible using the selected backup schemes.”