Sylvie Claire / October 27, 2022
The authorities of the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula announced on Thursday that a power plant there had been targeted overnight by a drone attack, which did not cause much damage.
Today at night there was an unmanned aerial vehicle attack on the Balaklava thermal power plant,” Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvojaev said on Telegram. “The transformer suffered minimal damage.
There were no casualties,” he added. Razvojaev said there was “no threat to the electricity supply” and that “the incident does not affect the electricity supply to Sevastopol and the peninsula.” The transformer of the plant, which caught fire, “was under maintenance and was not working,” he said, adding that “workers at the plant have quickly managed the fire. His statement comes as Ukraine continues its counter-offensive in the south of the country. Russian forces have increased their strikes against the energy infrastructure of Ukraine in recent weeks. Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 and Kiev has ambitions to reclaim it.