Over 90% of Consumers in Kharkiv Got Electricity Back On

Karina Bondar - 23 January 2024 | 18:49

KHARKIV, UKRAINE, Jan 23 — Kharkivoblenergo [Ukrainian state-owned energy supply company — ed.] specialists have restored power supply to 90% of subscribers in the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv who were left without electricity due to Russian missile strikes on January 23.

The company’s press office reported this.

“We plan to supply power to all consumers by the end of the day and restore power to one of the two boiler rooms in Northern Saltivka that were cut off due to the shelling. One boiler room has already been supplied,” said Serhii Hasiuk, the head of the Central district of electricity networks.

Repair works are ongoing. Almost 11,000 consumers lost power as a result of the rocket attack in Kharkiv. As of 3:00 p.m., 883 residential and 122 commercial customers are without electricity.

What is known about the shelling of Kharkiv

At about 7:14 a.m. on January 23, the Russian army attacked Kharkiv. In the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv, the missile strike destroyed entrances to a multi-story building. 

Rescuers are still working to get people out of the rubble, said the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

Read more: In Photos: Russia Shelled Kharkiv Twice This Night, Injuring Up to 51 People and Killing Five 

According to the head of the Kharkiv regional police, Volodymyr Tymoshko, Russians attacked Kharkiv twice at the same locations, and police officers who were removing rubble were wounded.

Photo credits: Consequences of the shelling of Kharkiv on January 23 / Ivan Samoilov for Gwara Media

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