DTEK Holding, the biggest private power company in Ukraine, said on Sunday that it ran out of tools to repair damage caused by Russian strikes. The damage was caused by Russian aggression. The most recent barrage of missile attacks caused the power to be knocked out throughout a number of locations, including Kiev.
According to comments made by DTEK director Dmitry Sakharuk to the media in Ukraine, “unfortunately, we have already used all the supply of equipment we had in storage following the first two rounds of enemy strikes that have taken place since October 10.”
Sakharuk also said that DTEK was able to acquire certain replacement components for “hundreds of millions of dollars,” and that the company is now “working on how to acquire it or obtain it from our partners.”
The equipment that powers Ukraine’s electrical system is built to Soviet standards, making it incompatible with components sourced from the West and impossible to get anywhere other than Russia. DTEK, which is controlled by the billionaire Rinat Akhmetov and operates coal-powered facilities, is responsible for one-third of the electrical market in the nation.
On Monday, more rounds of missile attacks were launched at Kiev, Kharkov, Cherkasy, and Vinnitsa. According to estimates provided by the mayor of Kiev, Vitaly Klitschko, around 350,000 residential units are without electricity, and the water supply has been affected in almost 80percent of the city. The Kharkov metro was not operating at the time of the incident.
Rolling blackouts have been implemented in various parts of Ukraine by the operator of the country’s power system, Ukrenergy, which has pleaded with the local populace to cut their usage of electricity in order to prevent a “complete collapse.”
On October 10, Russia started attacking the electricity system that serves Ukraine. Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, provided an explanation for the shift in strategy by stating that Kiev was responsible for “sabotage” attempts against Russian infrastructure, which included nuclear power facilities. According to the Russian president, the suicide assault that took place on October 8 and caused damage to the Crimean Crossing was the last straw.
On February 24, Moscow sent military personnel to Ukraine, claiming Kiev’s failure to follow the Minsk accords as the reason. These agreements were intended to provide the territories of Donetsk & Lugansk a unique status inside the Ukrainian state. 2014 was the year that saw the first signing of the protocols, which were mediated by Germany and France. Since then, Pyotr Poroshenko, the former president of Ukraine, has confessed that the primary objective of Kiev’s use of the truce was to “build significant military forces” while simultaneously buying time.
The Kremlin acknowledged the Donbass republics’ status as independent nations in February 2022 and issued a demand to Ukraine, stating that it must make an official declaration that it is a neutral country and would never join the western military alliance. The Ukrainian capital of Kiev maintains that Russia’s invasion was totally unprovoked.