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Zelensky praised the progress made in restoring the Ukrainian energy system

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday hailed efforts to restore the country’s energy systems damaged by Russian attacks. At the same time, he warned that it was too early to speak of victory on the energy front.

Zelensky noted the work of electrical engineers to eliminate damage from Russian missiles and drones. Thanks to these works, most people did not have to face too frequent power cuts on Saturdays and Sundays, said the Ukrainian president.

“The very fact that after a massive missile attack this week we can go through such calm energy days proves the professionalism of our electrical engineers,” he said in an evening video message.

“You have to be aware that this is not yet a victory, not a decisive (victory) on the energy front. Unfortunately, there could be new strikes by Russian terrorists. There may be further restrictions if there is further destruction and increased consumption,” Zelensky said.

He also said that with the start of the work week on Monday, scheduled power outages would begin again.

Recall that in recent months Russia has repeatedly attacked Ukrainian energy facilities, as a result of which millions of people were left without electricity, heating and water supply during a cold winter.

Ukraine’s Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko said power shortages have narrowed significantly since the attacks, thanks to the extremely rapid implementation of a repair program that kept the territory’s nine nuclear power plants running. controlled by Kiev operational and connected to the network.

“This is the best response of Ukrainian electrical engineers to enemy shelling,” the minister said in a statement.

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