The Government of Ukraine confirmed that almost half of the country's energy network was damaged by Russian attacks

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President Volodimir Zelensky had earlier said that more than 10 million people are without power. The most affected regions are Odessa, Vinnytsia, Sumy and Kiev

The Government of Ukraine confirmed that almost half of the country's energy grid was damaged by Russian attacks

Image of a bombardment on Ojtirka, in the region by Sumi (EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO/File)

The government of Ukraine confirmed this Friday that “almost half” of the country's energy grid was damaged by Russian attacks.

Ukraine's energy infrastructure has been damaged by a series of Russian attacks that have hit the country since early October, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmygal said on Friday.

“Almost half of our energy system was out of service,” Chmygal said at a press conference in kyiv with the Vice President of the European Commission, Valdis Dombrovskis.

President Volodimir Zelensky had earlier said that more than 10 million people are without electricity in the country.

The Ukrainian government confirmed that almost half of the country's power grid was damaged by Russian attacks

The city center without power after critical civilian infrastructure was hit by a Russian missile strike in Ukraine, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Lviv, Ukraine November 15, 2022. REUTERS/Vladyslav Musiienko

Most Ukrainians without electricity service are in regionsVinnytsia, Odesa, Sumy and kyiv, where “everything possible” is being done to normalize the supply, according to the president, who explained that “emergency shutdowns continue, in addition to the planned stabilization ones.”

In his regular late-night speech, Zelensky explained that dozens of people were injured in Dnipro as a result of a missile attack, while in Zaporizhzhia the clearing of the rubble of a residential building that was destroyed by last night's Russian shelling continues.

“The list of dead includes seven people. Unfortunately, this number may increase,” he said.

The Ukrainian president also said yesterday that Ukrainian defense forces had managed to shoot down six Russian cruise missiles and five Shaheds.The Ukrainian government confirmed that almost half of the country's power grid was damaged by Russian attacks

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky sings the national anthem during a visit to Kherson, Ukraine November 14, 2022. Press Service of the Presidency of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS/File

In the Odesa region (south), the Russians attacked an infrastructure and three people were injured, according to the regional administration.

Russia also bombarded the Kharkiv region (northeast), said its Governor, Oleg Synegubov, who specified that the attacks hit “critical infrastructures” and that at least three people were injured.

The bombings in recent days were they occurred after the Russian forces were forced to withdraw from Kherson (south) by a Ukrainian counter-offensive.

Dmytro Lubynets, in charge of Human Rights issues in the Ukrainian Parliament, denounced a “horrifying” level of torture in Kherson during the eight months of Russian occupation.

“Dozens of people” suffered “electric shocks and beatings with metal pipes . They broke their bones” and “the Russians recorded everything,” said Lubynets.

(With information from EFE and AFP)

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