Power outages introduced in Odesa after devastating Russian attack on Ukraine’s energy system

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Rolling blackouts have been introduced in Odesa after a massive Russian attack on Ukraine's power grid using over 150 missiles and drones, the country’s leading energy provider DTEK reported on Telegram on March 22.

The outage schedules were posted on the DTEK Odesa Power Grid website.

The Russian military launched its most extensive attack of 2024 on Ukraine's energy system on the morning of March 22, targeting multiple oblasts with cruise and ballistic missiles, and drones.

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The enemy targeted Ukraine’s largest hydroelectric power dam, the Dnipro HPP, hitting a trolleybus with people on board, Mariupol mayoral adviser Petro Andriushchenko reported in the morning.

There is no threat to the dam’s integrity, however, Ukrainian hydropower operator Ukrhydroenergo reported on Telegram.

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Zaporizhzhya and Kharkiv were also hit hard in Russia’s attack, undergoing wave after wave of explosions — at least 15 over several hours — early in the morning on March 22, regional authorities reported.

Much of Kharkiv is without power after Russia targeted the city’s energy infrastructure.

A series of explosions rocked Zaporizhzhya, with the first wave around 4:00 a.m. EET and another wave shortly after 5:00. Russia launched at least eight missile strikes against the city, Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration head Ivan Fedorov reported.

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Civilian infrastructure and energy facilities were also under attack in Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Lviv.

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