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Ukraine updates: Russia launches 'largest' attack on energy 

Update : 22 Mar 2024, 19:57

Ukraine's state hydropower company said a Russian strike hit Ukraine's largest dam, the DniproHES in Zaporizhzhia, in southeastern Ukraine. Officials said there was no risk of a breach.

A power line to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was also cut following a missile attack, the plant's management said on Telegram. But power supply to the plant was guaranteed by a replacement line and there was no safety risk, it added.

Ukraine's Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said Ukraine had suffered what was "the largest attack" on its energy infrastructure in its recent past.

"The goal is not just to damage, but to try again, like last year, to cause a large-scale failure of the country's energy system," he wrote on Facebook.

Authorities in Kharkiv, in Ukraine's northeast, said Russia targeted energy facilities with 15 strikes.

"The city is almost completely without electricity," Kharkiv regional Governor Oleh Syniehubov wrote on Telegram. 

Ukraine's power grid operator said there were emergency blackouts in seven regions across the country. 

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