All of Ukraine's thermal and hydroelectric power stations have been damaged in the relentless Russian missile strikes targeting the country's power system, Ukraine's prime minister said Sunday.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that "there is a significant [power] generation deficit" in the country's energy system, following eight waves of Russian attacks targeting critical infrastructure.
"All thermal and hydroelectric power stations were damaged, and 40% of the high-voltage network facilities were damaged to varying degrees," said Shmyhal. "Each of us must realize that this winter we will have to live through with significant restrictions on electricity consumption."
Ukraine's state energy provider Ukrenergo said Monday that destruction caused by Russian attacks has limited the capacities of thermal power plants, and "additional time is needed to restore their work."
Power and water supplies are gradually being restored around the key port of Odesa, which was hit by Russian drone strikes over the weekend, the city's mayor said.
“The situation in Odesa region is still difficult, the restoration of power supply to consumers continues,” Ukrenergo said in an update posted on Facebook on Monday.