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18 Oct 2022

Russia destroys third of Ukraine’s power plants in bomb and drone attacks

Correspondent

The Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that the country’s energy supplies are in a critical state – after another wave of Russian bomb and drone attacks left a third of its power plants destroyed.

Rolling blackouts have been imposed across Ukraine, and hundreds of thousands of people have no power or water at all. Three workers were killed in the missile strikes on the capital Kyiv.

Our foreign affairs correspondent Paraic O’Brien reports from Ukraine – where the shadow of the terrible famine induced by Russia in the 1930s now looms large once again.