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Power may be cut off from the Ukrainian port city of Odessa for weeks after a Russian kamikaze drone attack

Power may be cut off from the Ukrainian port city of Odessa for weeks after a Russian kamikaze drone attack

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The Ukrainian city of Odessa may have to be without electricity for weeks as a result of an attack by Russian kamikaze drones on the night from Friday to Saturday. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, more than one and a half million people in southern Ukraine were affected by the collapse.

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The power company said in a statement that the entire coastal city and oblast was in darkness and that repairing the badly damaged power grid could take a long time. Only critical infrastructure such as hospitals still have capacity. “It’s not a matter of days or weeks, but of two to three months.” Residents have been advised to leave the city temporarily if possible.

According to the Ukrainian military, Russia attacked Odessa with several Iranian drones at night from Friday to Saturday. Anti-aircraft defenses shot down about 10 of the 15 drones.

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The Russian military has been targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure with missiles and drones with the aim of putting additional pressure on the population this winter.

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According to British intelligence services, last week the Russian government set the next year’s budget, which includes $143 billion for defense and security. This is a significant increase compared to previous years, according to the British intelligence services, and the question is whether sufficient resources will be provided to fund this.

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