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Russia completely destroyed the Trypilska Thermal Power Plant, the largest in the Kyiv region

On April 11, Russian troops carried out a massive drone and missile attack on the Ukrainian energy system. The enemy damaged substations of NPC “Ukrenergo” and generation facilities in the Odesa, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, and Kyiv regions. Fortunately, there were no civilian casualties.

An archive photo of the Trypilska Thermal Power Plant.
Photo: Dmitri Tovstonog / Wikipedia

Trypilska TPP, the largest electricity supplier in the Kyiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr regions, was destroyed due to another act of Russian terror. In particular, the attack caused a large-scale fire in the turbine facility of the thermal power plant. 

“The scale of the devastation is horrifying. It’s impossible to quantify in monetary terms. This is the biggest challenge for our company in its entire history. But I am confident – we will overcome it,” commented the Supervisory Board Chairman of PJSC “Centrenergo” Andrii Hota.

Trypilska TPP remained the last functioning facility of PJSC “Centrenergo”, a state-owned energy generating company. Earlier, on March 22, 2024, Russian shellings destroyed the Zmiivska TPP in the Kharkiv region. And on July 25, 2022, Russian troops occupied the Vuhlehirska TPP in the Donetsk region. Currently, the energy company has lost 100% of its generating capacity.

A rescuer from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine eliminates the consequences of the Russian night massive air attack.
Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Furthermore, Russian missiles and drones damaged substations of NPC “Ukrenergo” and generation facilities in the Odesa, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, and Kyiv regions. In particular, Russian forces carried out about ten strikes on the critical infrastructure of Kharkiv and the region. As a result, schedules for emergency power outages are currently introduced in the region.

Due to the Russian shellings, two DTEK Energo thermal power plants were also affected. Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the DTEK Energo thermal power plants have been targeted almost 170 times. 

In total, at night on April 11, Ukrainian defenders shot down 39 out of 40 Shahed-136/131 drones, 16 out of 20 cruise missiles Kh-101/Kh-555, and two out of four guided air missiles Kh-59 used by Russian troops to attack Ukraine. In addition, Russian forces launched six aeroballistic missiles Kh-47M2 «Kynzhal» and 12 anti-aircraft guided missiles S-300.

“All of our European neighbors and other partners see Ukraine’s critical need for air defense systems. Right now, with our ability to overcome Russian terror, the world can demonstrate that all terror is treated equally as a crime (…) We need air defense systems and other defense assistance, not just turning a blind eye and having lengthy discussions,” commented President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on another Russian act of energy terror.