Helena Lyng Blak
2 weeks ago

Russia Strikes Ukraine’s Energy Infrastructure

Deadly strikes: Russia targets Ukrainian energy, echoes of history on Remembrance Day
Ukraine, Kharkiv 26/02/2022 — Photo by PavelDorogoy / DepositPhotos
Ukraine, Kharkiv 26/02/2022 — Photo by PavelDorogoy / DepositPhotos

In the early morning hours, local time, on May 8, 2024, Russia unleashed a bombardment on essential Ukrainian infrastructure. 

Attacking with more than 50 missiles and over 20 Iranian-made ‘Shahed’ drones, the Russian strike targeted the vital infrastructure of seven regions: Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kyiv, Poltava, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhia, and Ivano-Frankivsk. 

According to AP News, several homes as well as the country’s railroad system sustained major damage, and three peopleincluding one childwere injured.

Most notably, however, was the damage to three Soviet-era power plants. 

These strikes mark the most recent Russian attack on the Ukrainian power grid. 

In April, Russian strikes destroyed the crucial Trypillya power plant in Kyiv, which, according to the BBC, was the largest provider of electricity in three regions, including Kyiv itself.

The timing seemingly was not random. On Tuesday, May 7, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a fifth six-year term, and May 8 marks the Ukrainian Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in World War II. 

Furthermore, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has drawn stark comparisons between the Nazis of World War II and the current Kremlin government, writing on X, “The entire world must understand who is who. The world must not give a chance to new Nazism.”

Later on Wednesday, also on X, Zelenskyy further described the February 24, 2022, invasion of Ukraine by Russia as the “rebirth of Nazism,” stating, 

“As in 1945, only a united free world—united in the Anti-Putin Coalition—can stop the Moscow Nazis through action rather than words. Such a world can keep the new evil from spreading across the entire European continent, and eventually the entire world. Such a world is capable of demonstrating its commitment to the words ‘Never again!’ so that they become relevant again.”


The information provided by this Site is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site.

More News

4 hours ago Israeli Airstrike Hits Rafah Tent Camp Israeli airstrike on Rafah camp kills dozens, raising international alarm.
4 hours ago Meta and Call of Duty Maker Sued by Families of School Shooting Victims Families of the 2022 Uvalde school shooting victims file lawsuits against major corporations and officials, claiming they contributed to the tragedy.
6 hours ago Walmart and Capital One Call It Quits on Partnership Walmart and Capital One announce the end of their six-year card partnership amidst legal disputes.
7 hours ago US Market Open - May 27, 2024: Wall Street Wavers but Nasdaq Soars Daily update from the US market open.
9 hours ago Crypto, Currently: May 27, 2024 - Ethereum Leads Weekly Surge, Bitcoin Holds Steady Daily update on Ethereum, Bitcoin, and more!
1 day ago Debunking the headline: US GDP grows by a third ahead of EU in 15 years Europeans need not worry as much as these articles would suggest.
1 day ago Empowering Women Could Boost Economic Growth, Says IMF Economists Discover how gender equality initiatives could transform economies in Japan and Korea.