Russian missile attack destroys Kyiv’s largest power plant


Important Takeaways:

  • Russia destroyed the largest power-generating plant in Ukraine’s Kyiv region in a missile attack on Thursday, as President Zelensky accused the West of “turning a blind eye” to his country’s need for more air defenses.
  • Ukraine’s Air Force said it shot down 18 of the incoming missiles and 39 of the drones. Russia fired 82 missiles and drones in total, including six hypersonic Kinzhal missiles – none of which Ukraine’s air defenses were able to down.
  • The Trypilska Thermal Power Plant (TPP), the largest supplier of electricity to Kyiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr regions, was completely destroyed, according to the energy company Centrenergo. The company has lost 100% of its power generation across its three plants, which have all been destroyed or occupied by Russia.
  • “A black day in the history of Centrenergo,” it said in a statement. “The scale of the destruction is terrible. Money can’t estimate it. This is the biggest challenge for us in the history of the company.”

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Gaza Power Plant Destroyed By Weapons Fire

The Israeli ground movement into Gaza to destroy tunnels and strongholds of the terrorist group Hamas moved into another day with an exchange of tank fire that put Gaza City in the dark.

Tank fire struck the fuel depot of the only power plant in the Gaza Strip Tuesday, destroying the fuel supplies and cutting off electricity to 1.8 million residents of Gaza City.  The plant provides the Gaza Strip with about 2/3 of its electrical power.

“The power plant is finished,” its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, told the Jerusalem Post.

The plant had previously been hit by mortar fire from Gaza last week leaving the plant at 20 percent capacity.  The result was electricity for only a few hours a day to the residents of the city.

Meanwhile, 5 more Israeli soldiers were killed when Hamas terrorists ambushed them from a tunnel.

A 72-hour humanitarian cease fire was also reportedly rejected when Hamas said they would never honor a cease fire with Israeli troops still on the ground in Gaza.

Bombing At Nogales Arizona Power Station

A makeshift bomb exploded at a Nogales, Arizona power substation Wednesday morning, destroying a diesel fuel tank and causing a massive federal investigation.

Agents from the FBI and ATF that specialize in bombings quickly reached the site after the blast at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.  The explosion was strong enough to damage the tank and cause a diesel fuel spill but fortunately the bomb did not ignite the fuel.

Officials say had the fuel ignited it would have likely destroyed the substation.

Nogales police Lt. Carlos Jimenez said that the plant was critical for the area and had it been destroyed over 30,000 people would have been without power for days.

“The whole city of Nogales could have been compromised,” Jimenez said.

The blast did not cause any power disruptions and repairs should not cause the station to be off-line.