Ukraine’s critical infrastructure continues sustaining damage from Russian constant missile terror: on October 31, the aggressor yet again conducted series of strikes against energy facilities across Ukraine, attacking at least 10 regions and damaging 18 objects. Even though Ukraine’s Air Force shot down 44 of more than 50 cruise missiles fired by the Russian military, the remaining ones managed to hit the targets, and emergency power outages throughout Ukraine are being introduced due to this.
Overall, Ukrainians have been facing blackouts lasting up to 4-8 hours per day in some regions for the past several weeks – ever since the first large-scale coordinated Russian attack against civilian energy facilities on October 10. In just around 3 weeks, Russia managed to destroy or damage 30-40% of electricity installations in Ukraine, according to official information. This poses many challenges for all the spheres of economy and could be disastrous for the country approaching the winter season.
Still, Ukrainians persevere: even without electricity, water, or heating, they approach the problems with humour and creativity. However, more aid from partners is certainly needed to prevent even more damage and support the Ukrainian energy system in the upcoming months, in particular, air defense, missile defense, and anti-drone defense systems to close the sky over the critical infrastructure.
DTEK Group press secretary Antonina Antosha, President of DiXi Group Olena Pavlenko, and
energy expert Gennadii Riabtsev discuss how the world can help light Ukraine up again.
UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.
If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.
How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:
👉🏻 Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc);
👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);
👉🏻 UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)
👉🏻 Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);
👉🏻 Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);
👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).