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Russia Strikes Sumy Region, Targeting Power Infrastructure

Russia attacked the Sumy Region with missiles and drones hitting, among other things, a high-voltage facility.

The Sumy Region in Ukraine, bordering Russia, is regularly attacked by it. On Monday night, May 6, Russia attacked the Sumy Region using Shahed drones, missiles, artillery, and grenade launchers.

The Sumy Regional Military Administration reported 24 explosions across the Sumy Region, including the Sumy district, Khotynska, Bilopillia, and Esman communities. The Ukrainian Air Defense reported intercepting 12 out of 13 Shahed drones.

Among other things, Russia targeted energy infrastructure, hitting a high-voltage facility belonging to Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s national power company, leaving multiple districts in Sumy Region without power.

“The damaged civilian infrastructure includes a high-voltage facility belonging to the National Power Company Ukrenergo. Emergency repair works commenced immediately after the all-clear was given. Ukrenergo’s repair teams are working to gradually resume power supply to consumers,” Ukrenergo wrote.

Russia continues to terrorize the regions it borders, including the Kharkiv Region. Ukrenergo pointed out that Russia’s strikes on the Kharkiv Region energy infrastructure caused protective measures to shut down the equipment of a local regional energy company on the evening of 5 May.

“Most of it has already been put back into operation, but full restoration of the power supply is being hampered by the hostilities near the energy infrastructure facilities. Repairs are being carried out based on the security situation,” Ukrenergo added.

On Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 5th, Russian forces launched a missile attack on a residential area in downtown Kharkiv, injuring at least 15 people.

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