Canada Global (Web News) According to officials, all non-critical infrastructure in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa was without power after two energy facilities were struck by Russian drones produced in Iran, leaving 1.5 million people without electricity.
In his evening video message, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated that the situation in the Odesa region was “extremely challenging.”
“Unfortunately, the damage was severe, so it will take more than just time to restore power. Unfortunately, it takes a few days rather than hours.”
Since October, Moscow has launched heavy missile and drone attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
According to Zelenskiy, Norway was donating $100 million to help Ukraine’s energy system be restored.
The regional government of Odesa’s spokeswoman, Serhiy Bratchuk, stated that while complete network restoration may take two to three months, electricity will be restored to the city’s residents “in the next days.”