NewsRussia faces energy crisis as Ukrainian drone attacks intensify

Russia faces energy crisis as Ukrainian drone attacks intensify

The media report that Ukrainian drone attacks are causing increasing problems for the Russians.
The media report that Ukrainian drone attacks are causing increasing problems for the Russians.
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Jacek Losik

1 July 2024 22:51

Russians are encountering increasing problems due to the invasion of Ukraine. More effective daily drone attacks on the energy infrastructure are causing power outages. Consequently, lifts, water supply systems, and traffic lights, among other services, are not operational in some areas.

Increasingly effective Ukrainian drone attacks on power stations, transformer stations, and power grids are causing escalating issues with the power supply in Russia. On Monday morning at 07:00 GMT, citizens in three regions, Kursk, Voronezh, and Belgorod, felt the impact.

The newspaper states that local Russian authorities have warned citizens about power supply disruptions. They indicated that it is a consequence of "external influence" or "technological violations". They remain silent about the nightly attack by Ukrainian drones on power stations.

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According to the Moscow newspaper "RBK", quoted by the Polish daily, cars with loudspeakers circulate through cities and villages, broadcasting warnings about outages.

"Traffic lights in cities have stopped working, causing traffic chaos. There are issues with pressure in the water supply network, resulting in a lack of water in taps. Refrigerators are without power, and temperatures are high. Lifts in high-rise buildings are not functioning, and there is no power for electronics," lists "Rzeczpospolita".

The newspaper adds that authorities in the Voronezh region are already warning citizens that the electricity shortage will not disappear in the coming days. However, they communicate that these are "planned" outages and not the effects of the war in Ukraine.

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