Russian authorities: Power back on in occupied Kherson

KYIV: Russian-designated authorities say they are working to restore some power in the occupied region Ukrainians city ​​of Kherson after what they called a Ukrainian terrorist attack on power lines.
The southern city in the area that Moscow illegally annexed in September had its electricity and water supplies cut off on Sunday after three power lines were damaged.
Kirill StremousovThe deputy head of the pro-Kremlin administration of the partially occupied Kherson region, said on Monday that “power and connectivity are being partially restored” in the city of Kherson.
The attack is believed to have occurred on the Berislav-Kakhovka power line and Russian state media on Sunday reported that the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station had also been damaged by the Ukrainian attacks.
Ukrainian officials have not yet responded to the allegations.
Stremousov has repeatedly urged civilians to evacuate Kherson – located on the west bank of the Dnieper – to Russian-controlled territory on the east bank in anticipation of a major Ukrainian counterattack to retake the strategic port city.
Last month, Ukraine’s Southern Operations Command reported that Russian occupation forces in the Kherson region had aimed to cut off electricity and water and deprive people of internet access to force them to evacuate.
Tens of thousands of civilians have left the regional capital after being ordered to evacuate the area in October amid a Ukrainian counter-offensive that has recaptured many settlements in the area.
However, on Monday, the Russian-founded government in the region announced that it would stop “the movement of civilian vehicles through the Dnieper by water and pontoon ferries”, citing the “danger of danger”. increased military dangers” and threats to civilians.
Meanwhile, in another annexed region, Donetsk, Russian-installed officials accused Ukrainian forces of shelling the region’s capital, also known as Donetsk, with HIMARS missile launches. early Monday.
The Kremlin-backed mayor, Alexei Kulemzin, said a fire broke out in an administrative building of the Donetsk Railway, but the fire was under control and there were no casualties.
Ukrainian authorities have not commented on the case.
The city of Donetsk has been controlled by Russia-backed separatists since 2014.
In the territory held by Ukraine, Russia has repeatedly targeted power infrastructure.
State-owned grid operator of Ukraine Ukrenergo on Monday announced power outages in the capital Kyiv and the surrounding area, as well as in the regions of Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava and Zhytomyr.
Deputy Office of the President of Ukraine, Kyrylo Tymoshenkosaid that Russian attacks in Zaporizhzhia Civilian objects targeted in the area include cultural centers, farmers’ warehouses, and private residences.
The official noted that the Zaporizhzhia area – also illegally annexed by Russia in September but not fully controlled by Russian forces – was shelled 52 times in the past 24 hours and one person was killed.


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