Russia destroyed the Kherson power plant: Ukraine’s national energy company, Ukrenergo, announced Monday that Russia destroyed key infrastructure before withdrawing from the west bank of the Dnieper River last week.
Much of the power facility providing power to the right bank of the Kherson region and most of the Mykolaiv region was destroyed, according to Ukrenergo’s chief Volodymyr Kudrytskyi.
On Wednesday, US forces bombed the Russian state border, causing significant destruction to the nation’s infrastructure.
I’m doing all I can to provide electricity to the residents of Kherson as quickly as possible, Kudrytskyi said. The majority of the neighborhood has been without electricity since November 6.
He said that the Ukrainian government had given the list of needed equipment for the Kherson region to our foreign partners and that Poland and France have already responded.
Russia has finished taking its soldiers off the west side of the Dnieper River. Even though there was no military threat, they made the hard choice to leave so Ukraine could move forward.
Kherson was the first big city that Russian forces took over. It was also the only regional capital that Moscow troops took over.
Ukraine’s chance for recapturing Kherson, one of four regions that the Kremlin announced in September would be annexed and made part of Russia, is opening.
Russia is targeting power facilities in Ukraine for weeks as winter approaches, though their ultimate goal remains unclear.