Thousands in Odesa Oblast lose power following new Russian attack on energy infrastructure

Thousands of customers without power in Odesa Oblast
Thousands of customers without power in Odesa Oblast

Approximately 10,000 customers in Odesa Oblast are currently without power following a recent Russian overnight assault on the region’s energy infrastructure, the local administration reported on Telegram on March 31.

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Restoration efforts are underway.

Earlier in the day, the city council reported that the operation of Odesa's electric public transport had been completely stopped due to a power shortage after the attack.

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Eight Russian Shahed kamikaze drones were intercepted by the Ukrainian air defense forces over Odesa Oblast overnight. The falling debris from the downed drone caused a fire in one of the region's power plants, leaving several settlements without electricity.

The fire was extinguished. No casualties were reported.

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