Overnight, Ukrainian air defense shot down 16 out of 23 Russian Shahed-136/131 UAVs launched at Ukraine, with ten drones downed in the Dnipro district.
Similar to the night before, the Russian forces launched a majority of Shahed drones at energy infrastructure facilities in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, causing a blackout for nearly 15,000 residents.
Preparatory work is scheduled for the summer of 2024.
This is the 10th Russian attack on frontline thermal power plants in the past two months, DTEK energy company reported.
The allocated funds will bolster Ukraine's resilience against Russia's airstrikes on energy infrastructure, financing repairs, spare parts, and key equipment such as transformers and generators.
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Ukraine's national energy company Ukrenergo “is among the main beneficiaries” and will receive €200 million of the total German contribution to an Energy Support Fund for Ukraine.
Lithuania reaffirms its readiness to assist Ukraine's energy sector, driven by the critical need for energy stability and security in the face of the looming threat of Russian air attacks.
"Everyone must fulfill their part of protective work so that Russian terror this winter does not stop Ukraine," Zelenskyy said.
The German development bank KfW will allocate a €76 mn ($80 mn) grant to Ukraine's grid operator Ukrenergo to finance the protection of substations, new high-voltage equipment, and network upgrades along the border with Europe.
Ukraine is strengthening air defense to counter Russian attacks on critical civilian infrastructure.
Dutch government allocates funds to support Ukraine's reconstruction and energy infrastructure.
In preparation for renewed Russian attacks on critical infrastructure, Ukraine will procure 100 new transformers with half coming from domestic factories and half stored abroad until needed to replace destroyed equipment.
"We saw last winter the brutal way in which the Russian president wages this war, with targeted attacks on critical infrastructure such as power plants," The German FM says, calling for a "winter protection plan" for Ukraine.
Looks like Ukraine's recently-announced "deterrence and retaliation" plan to counter Russia's expected campaign against energy sites has arrived
Ukraine’s state company opened 58 new gas wells in 2023, making Ukraine independent from gas imports
New gas wells have a total average daily output of 5.3 million cubic meters of natural gas. Ukraine's Naftogaz company says Ukraine will pass the 2023-2024 winter without imported gas for the first time ever.
The companies transport their gas to Ukraine amid almost full European facilities and competitive prices.
Subject to the availability of funds, the US intends to supply Ukraine with additional $100 mn in aid, provided that Ukraine fulfills the relevant requirements.
Russian strike on Rivne Oblast power facility may suggest renewed campaign against Ukraine's energy infrastructure; regional blackout ensued.
Russia is preparing a new campaign to destroy Ukraine's energy system, according to Ukraine's intelligence.