About 90% of Ukraine’s wind energy production was destroyed during the war

Russia’s war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the country’s renewable energy infrastructure, said First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Jeppar.

Jepar tweeted on Sunday that 90% of Ukraine’s wind energy infrastructure and 40% to 50% of its solar energy infrastructure had been destroyed.

“Russia continues to terrorize Ukrainians and, of course, create an energy crisis in our country,” Jeppar said, calling on allied countries to help protect Ukraine’s skies.

Solar and wind energy accounted for 7% of Ukraine’s energy consumption in 2021, according to data from Ukrainian energy trading company TEK.

Currently, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine does not provide the breakdown of the country’s energy consumption sources due to martial law restrictions.

Ukrainian officials believe drone and cruise missile attacks across Russia are being carefully orchestrated to target key infrastructure as Ukraine enters winter.

By targeting thermal power plants, power substations, transformers, and pipelines, Russian forces directly affected the ability of Ukrainians to access energy, water, and the Internet.

Deputy Chief of Staff of the President Kyrillo Tymoshenko said that on Saturday alone, more than 1.5 million Ukrainian energy customers were left without electricity.

This content was originally created in English.

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