Ukraine to impose power supply restrictions


Kyiv: Ukraine’s state energy company Ukrainergo has said it will impose power supply restrictions on businesses and industry due to power outages caused by Russian missile attacks.

“The electricity limitation program will be implemented from 6 pm to 10 pm, which will not affect critical infrastructure and defense enterprises,” Ukrainergo said in a statement on Telegram.

The power supply restrictions for industrial consumers in the Kryvyi Rih district of central Ukraine will remain in place around the clock, Xinhua news agency reported.

Additionally, power outages will affect private homes in the eastern Kharkiv area.

According to Ukrainergo, Ukraine is importing electricity from Europe for the second consecutive day to cover the energy deficit.

Last week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal said Ukraine had lost more than 8 GW of capacity in recent months due to Russian attacks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday thanked the Danish and British governments for their support amid Russia’s onslaught.

His comments come shortly after the U.S. House of Representatives approved sending $60.8 billion in foreign aid to Ukraine. The long-awaited bill is now expected to be passed by the Senate before being signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden.

In a post published on social media platform X, Zelenskyy thanked the Danish government and people “for their support of Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion.”

“We are counting on Denmark’s assistance in finding additional air defense systems for the Mykolaiv region,” he added.

In a separate post, Zelenskyy said he was grateful to the U.K. for providing Storm Shadow long-range missiles, hundreds of armored vehicles and much needed ammunition.

“I am grateful to the UK and personally to Prime Minister [Rishi] Sunak for such a strong demonstration of support and for the willingness to further develop our defense cooperation, especially with an emphasis on maritime and long-range capabilities,” Zelenskyy said.


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