Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Satellite imagery reveals how weak Kyiv city lights has become after Russia’s attacks on electricity grid

Satellite imagery reveals how weak Kyiv city lights has become after Russia’s attacks on electricity grid

Every morning, at about 1.30am, NASA’s Suomi and NOAA-20 satellites pass over Ukraine. Their cameras capture the pulse of the country – the twinkle of street lights, shop signs and kitchen windows. High-resolution imagery from the two satellites, shared with Sky News, shows just how weak that pulse has become.

On 10 October, Russia opened a new front in the war in Ukraine. A front not along any strip of land, air or sea, but in millions of homes across the country. The strikes that day targeted crucial elements of Ukraine’s electricity grid – a strategy which could leave millions without heat or light in the depths of winter, Sky News writes in a detailed multimedia story.

Every single gas and coal-fired power plant has been damaged, according to the country’s prime minister, along with 40% of high voltage grid facilities, Sky News adds. A fresh wave of attacks hit last Friday which left 60% of Kyiv’s residents without power that evening and more still without heat or water. “Despite all the efforts by energy companies and governments to bolster the resilience of the Ukrainian grid, it’s the resilience of the Ukrainian spirit that might be most important of all,” Sky News adds.

“We’ve started the countdown… we have only 108 days left until this winter is over. Then we get a gigantic step closer to victory,” says Antonina Antosha, a spokesperson for DTEK, Ukraine’s largest private energy firm.

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts