Small plane crash causes mass power outages near Washington

Small plane crash causes mass power outages near Washington

Nov 27 (Reuters) – A small plane crashed into high-voltage power lines about 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, causing mass outages, with rescue services working into the night to rescue two people on board the aircraft still entangled in the cables. The aircraft crashed about 5.30 p.m. (2230 GMT) in misty and … Read more

Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Ukraine racing to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter setting in with around 20% energy capacity deficit Party boss says coming week could be ‘really difficult’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with disruptions to electricity … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores U.N. to punish Russia

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as president implores U.N. to punish Russia

Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid U.S.: Russia is trying to freeze Ukraine into submission Crews work to restore power, water ‘We are an unbreakable people’ says President Zelenskiy WASHINGTON/KYIV, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over air strikes on civilian … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

IAEA chief warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’ after blasts Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling President Zelenskiy says eastern region hit by heavy artillery ‘Fiercest battles’ in Donetsk region, Zelenskiy says LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog has warned that whoever fired artillery at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power … Read more

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, U.N. warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

IAEA says Ukraine plant rocked by 12 blasts Plant is controlled by Russian forces Moscow and Kyiv accuse other of shelling ‘You’re playing with fire!’ – IAEA chief LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the U.N. nuclear … Read more

Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation

Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation

Missile smashes into Mykolaiv apartment block Ukrainian forces on offensive in Kherson region Kherson is gateway to Russian-annexed Crimea Western nations reject Russia’s ‘dirty bomb’ accusation MYKOLAIV, Ukraine, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Russia fired missiles and drones into the Ukrainian-held southern town of Mykolaiv, destroying an apartment block, and said the war was trending towards … Read more

Power cuts after Ukrainian infrastructure pounded again on Saturday

Power cuts after Ukrainian infrastructure pounded again on Saturday

KYIV, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Critical infrastructure across Ukraine was pounded by more than a dozen Russian missiles on Saturday, the Ukrainian air force said, with several regions reporting strikes on energy facilities and power outages. Ukraine’s air force command reported that 33 missiles had been fired at Ukraine on Saturday morning, and that 18 … Read more

Ukrainian forces push toward Kherson, Kyiv orders electricity curbs

Ukrainian forces push toward Kherson, Kyiv orders electricity curbs

Nationwide restrictions limited to one day for now New damage to critical infrastructure, Zelenskiy says Battle for southern city of Kherson looms Oct 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military tightened the noose around Russian forces occupying the southern city of Kherson on Thursday as the government ordered nationwide curbs on electricity use because of Russian missile … Read more

Zaporizhzhia plant down to diesel generators as shelling cuts power essential for cooling

Zaporizhzhia plant down to diesel generators as shelling cuts power essential for cooling

Nuclear plant needs power supply to avoid meltdown Overnight shelling brought down the main power line Relying on emergency diesel generators for time being IAEA says protection zone is an ‘urgent imperative’ KYIV/VIENNA, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Overnight shelling cut power to Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, which needs cooling to avoid a meltdown, forcing … Read more

Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Power grid collapse leads to blackouts in 75-80% Bangladesh Authorities working to restore power, investigating cause Government had rationed some gas due to high global prices DHAKA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to … Read more