Russians targeted power infrastructure near Kharkiv and caused blackouts in several regions
Russian forces hit the largest heat power plant in Kharkiv. The administration building was partially destroyed, and the fire spread to more than 1,000 square meters.
Zmiivska thermal power plant and other critical infrastructure facilities in the Kharkiv region were also shelled on September 11. Four workers of the facilities were killed.
As a result of the attack the city of Kharkiv was left without electricity or water, and blackouts were reported in the Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava, Dnipropetrovsk, and part of the Donetsk region.
“Deliberate, direct strikes on critical civilian infrastructure, in particular on a heat power plant in Kharkiv, are a manifestation of Russian terrorism and the Russian leadership’s desire to leave masses of civilians without electricity and heat. What a cowardly “answer” to the flight of its own army from the battlefield,“ stated Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine