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Tags: odesa | power | russia

PM: Major Accident in Odesa Deals New Blow to Ukraine's Power Grid

cars drive past darkened buildings

This file photo shows the Ukrainian city of Odessa during a blackout in December. Once again, the city finds itself in the dark. (Oleksandr Gimanov/AFP via Getty Images)

Saturday, 04 February 2023 10:17 AM EST

A serious accident at a high-voltage substation has caused widespread power outages in and around Ukraine's southern port city of Odesa, Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Saturday.

"The situation is difficult, the scale of the accident is significant, it is impossible to quickly restore power supply, in particular to critical infrastructure," Shmyhal wrote on Telegram.

He said the substation in Odesa region had previously been damaged multiple times by Russian missile strikes, and that the energy minister was on his way to the regional capital to oversee repairs along with the national grid operator's CEO.

Shmyhal said authorities were now working to restore power supply to critical infrastructure and apartment blocks, which needed electricity to heat homes.

The temperature in Odesa, Ukraine's main southern port city on the Black Sea with a pre-war population of 1 million, was at 35.6 degrees on Saturday and is due to dip below freezing for much of the next week.

Shmyhal said he had ordered Ukraine's energy ministry to scramble every available high-power generator in its nationwide inventory and deliver it to Odesa within a day.

He also ordered Ukraine's foreign ministry to appeal to Turkey to send powerships — vessels that carry power plants — to come to the city's aid.

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A serious accident at a high-voltage substation has caused widespread power outages in and around Ukraine's southern port city of Odesa, Ukraine's Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Saturday.
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2023-17-04
Saturday, 04 February 2023 10:17 AM
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