The executive director of DTEK named three points necessary for the protection of energy facilities.
In Ukraine, 40% of the energy infrastructure was damaged and it will take a long time to restore it.
This was stated by the executive director of DTEK Dmytro Sakharuk on the air of the channel “Espresso”.
According to him, two weeks for recovery is “a very optimistic forecast.”
“40% of our infrastructure has been damaged and theirs cannot be restored in two weeks. A partial improvement is possible, but we we will definitely not live like before the shelling began. It cannot be otherwise,” he said.
Sakharuk explained whether it is possible to protect energy infrastructure objects from Russian missiles.
“Regarding missiles, civil infrastructure objects are not designed to withstand missile strikes. They tear the equipment to pieces – this is a big destruction. And when 4-8 missiles fly at the same time, we all cannot shoot them down,” he said.
The executive director of DTEK named three points necessary to protect these facilities:
- continue to build up air defense forces;
- to provide civil protection of equipment – from debris or blast wave;
- to create an effective management system for eliminating the consequences of shelling and supporting the energy industry.
“This is necessary in order to create a reserve in a timely manner, to provide the necessary funds, to set priorities. Some substations can be restored quickly and with great effect, some – with a lesser effect. We need a vertical of the government that makes a decision today to get a result already tomorrow. With the third, there is big problems,” Saharuk concluded.
Earlier, the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko said that due to missile attacks by the Russians, the capital may be completely without electricity, water and communication. He emphasized that the local authorities are preparing for a possible blackout.
Later, the mayor reassured the people of Kyiv and emphasized that the authorities are preparing for various scenarios, and a blackout and evacuation is the worst of them, which Klitschko will try to avoid.
The advisor of the President’s Office, Oleksiy Arestovych, also warned Ukrainians that this winter, a situation may arise in Ukraine where there may be no water, light, and heat for weeks, or even months.
Are Ukrainian cities ready for new challenges and what will happen to us in the winter if the Russian energy terror continues, TSN investigated.