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Ukraine’s Grid Out of Balance After Power-Station Attacks

  • Grid operator asks Ukrainians to cut back on electricity use
  • Russian missile, drone assaults take toll on infrastructure
Recent Russian attacks around Kyiv and across Ukraine have targeted power plants, leading to rolling blackouts and energy conservation. 

Recent Russian attacks around Kyiv and across Ukraine have targeted power plants, leading to rolling blackouts and energy conservation. 

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Russian missile and drone attacks toppled more Ukraine power supplies on Thursday, forcing electricity grid operator Ukrenergo to prepare for rolling blackouts. 

Power demand exceeded supply for the first time since Russian salvos began targeting electricity infrastructure last week, according to the latest Ukrenergo data published by the International Energy Agency. Officials appealed for Ukrainians to reduce consumption.