Russian drone attack on Ukraine power grid leaves hundreds of thousands without electricity for second day – The Irish Times
Hundreds of thousands of people in southern Ukraine had no electricity for a second day after another Russian drone attack on the country’s power grid, as Ukrainian officials claimed that a rocket strike on the occupied city of Melitopol killed and injured many Russian troops.
Heavy fighting continued around the town of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region over the weekend, and Kyiv and Moscow accused each other’s forces of shelling residential areas in eastern and southeastern Ukraine as torrential rain turned the frontline into a quagmire.
“Power is gradually returning to Odesa and the bulk of Odesa region. Of the 1.5 million people who were without electricity yesterday, today this number has decreased to 300,000 customers. Tomorrow we also expect a significant improvement in the situation,” regional governor Maksym Marchenko said on Sunday.
Odesa city mayor Gennadiy Trukhanov said the power situation was “constantly changing. The main task is to maintain critical infrastructure…