Russia's missile strikes on Lviv region leave 250,000 people without power

Russia's missile strikes on Lviv region leave 250,000 people without power

As a result of the missile strikes that the Russians launched on targets in Lviv region on the evening of May 3, some 85,000 households, or nearly 250,000 people, were left without electricity.

This was stated at a briefing by the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maksym Kozytskyi, Ukrinform reports.

"More than 85,000 households and more than 12 settlements were completely de-energized. Another five settlements were partially de-energized. About 250,000 people were left without electricity," he said.

According to Kozytskyi, as of the morning of May 4, some 630 households remain without electricity.

Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said that medical facilities in the regional center were immediately switched to backup power, which helped avoid possible tragedies. Water supply systems were also transferred to the backup power supply. Now they have returned to a normal operation mode.

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As for the victims of the attack, he said that they were two people injured outside electric substations at the time of the attack. One of them is a Zakarpattia resident, 58, who suffered a lung rupture due to a blow to the chest and underwent surgery. The second victim, 24, sustained, shrapnel wounds to his arms and legs, doctors have already removed some of the shrapnel, there is no threat to his life, but another surgery will be needed.

The blast damaged windows in residential buildings and institutions, stained glass windows in one of the churches, and tore down doors from garages located nearby.

The leaders of the region and city stressed that the enemy is deliberately striking at supply chains, in particular, those used to deliver humanitarian goods from the west to the east of Ukraine.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, on the evening of May 3, Russia's Tu-95 or Tu-160 strategic bombers launched a missile strike from the Caspian Sea. Of the six cruise missiles launched, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down two over Lviv region. Of the remaining missiles, three hit the traction power substations in Lviv region, one – in Zakarpattia. The blows were critical. As of now, there is a delay in the railway schedule.

Electric substations in Kirovohrad and Dnipropetrovsk regions were also hit by cruise missiles.

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