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Overview of Russian strikes on October 28: Major blow to Ukrainian energy system in Kiev

During the night attack, Russian kamikaze UAVs struck facilities at the Kievskaya substation.

  • At least one 750/330 kV autotransformer was destroyed.

According to the local report, the smaller Belotserkovskaya substation was also hit by Russian UAVs.

This was a strategic blow to the energy system of Ukraine.

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation cut the Kiev energy district off 1000 MVA of power from the Rivne and Khmelnitsky nuclear power plants.

  • A wave of unplanned power outages hit the capital and the region. The Kiev region has other smaller sources of energy generation. Some of were already struck by Russian forces.

Today, their energy is clearly not enough for the normal operation of the power system.

The Ukrainian authorities reported that as a result of missile and UAV attacks, rolling blackouts throughout the capital and the Kiev region are expected to last for a long time. Kiev is not able to stabilize the situation with energy supply in the nearest future. Electricity consumption will be limited in Kiev, as well as in Kiev, Chernihiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr regions.

It is reported that Russian drones destroyed energy and military infrastructure facilities in the city of Dnepropetrovsk and Pavlograd, Dnipropetrovsk region. Russian kamikaze UAVs hit the Pavlograd Mechanical Plant.

The production of components and fuel for missiles, explosives and ammunition elements was established on the territory of the enterprise.

Six explosions thundered in the city of Zaporozhye. Local authorities reported that two of them were the result of the work of the air defense, and four were the result of the strikes at the military positions of the AFU militants. There was a detonation of ammunition. The city was de-energized.

A large fire broke out in Kramatorsk as a result of a Russian artillery strike.

  • The fire occurred on the territory of the warehouse of the USAID, located in the building of the company Interplast in the Krasnogorka area.

USAID supplies weapons and ammunition to Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian aid.

Late in the evening, Russian forces with the help of the Geran-2 UAV hit a target in the Ovidopolsky district of the Odessa region. On the night of October 28, Russian forces have already struck the Dnipropetrovsk and Mykolaiv regions.