98 power engineers died in Ukraine in 2022

Andriy Herus, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada’s Energy Committee, said that since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, 98 power engineers have been killed during the performance of official duties.

“Repair works are ongoing around the clock. Power engineers are doing everything possible to ensure that Ukrainians have electricity. In particular, they risk their lives. In 2022, 98 power engineers were killed in the line of duty, and twice as many were injured. This is the price of each kilowatt of electricity,” said Herus .

The Chairman of the Committee added that the operation of the power system after 15 massive shelling is an indicator of the work of Ukrenergo’s repair teams, regional power companies and generation companies.

Over the past 4 months, Russia has fired about 700 missiles and Shahed-136 kamikaze drones at Ukraine’s energy facilities. Despite the damage to 50% of the energy infrastructure, the country has electricity.