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Ukraine Strike Destroys Russian Electrical Substation, Damages Rail Line

“We’ll attempt to restore all of the harm as quickly as potential,” stated Mr Gladkov. (File)


An electrical substation within the Russian metropolis of Belgorod, close to the border, was set on hearth by a Ukrainian strike on Friday, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov stated.

“An electrical substation… caught hearth after a strike on Belgorod,” Mr Gladkov stated on Telegram, including that it might take “as much as 4 hours” to activate a backup system and restore energy.

He didn’t specify how many individuals had misplaced energy within the metropolis of 330,000, which till now has hardly ever been hit by Ukrainian hearth, not like the encircling Belgorod area.

Pictures posted on social media confirmed the second of the impression, with the power in flames.

Mr Gladkov additionally posted images of the fireplace, which was introduced underneath management round 1700 GMT.

“We’ll attempt to restore all of the harm as quickly as potential,” stated Mr Gladkov.

He added the opposite Ukrainian missiles hit a railway line and broken a number of electrical strains, disrupting rail site visitors for a number of hours.

On Thursday, a Ukrainian strike destroyed a munitions depot within the Belgorod area.

The identical day a rocket gutted the highest flooring of an condominium constructing within the metropolis of Belgorod, however didn’t trigger any accidents.

Earlier within the week, Ukrainian strikes knocked out energy within the city of Shebekino and killed a 74-year-old girl and injured a number of others within the city.

Final week Russia complained of a rise in artillery and missile strikes on its territory bordering Ukraine.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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