Russian attack Dnipropetrovsk Oblast: gas station burned down, industrial plant and infrastructure facilities damaged.
Russian forces attacked Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on the night of 2–3 November, striking energy and water supply infrastructure facilities in the city of Kryvyi Rih, a petrol station in Nikopol and an industrial plant in Pavlohrad.
Source: Valentyn Reznichenko, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram; Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, on Telegram
Quote from Reznichenko: "Several large-scale attacks took place last night… The Russians attacked energy and water supply infrastructure facilities in Kryvyi Rih, causing considerable damage. The emergency services are working at the scene."
Details: Lukashuk specified that the Kryvyi Rih energy infrastructure facility had been hit by a Russian kamikaze drone, while the water supply infrastructure had been struck by a missile.
An industrial plant has been hit in Pavlohrad; it is currently being repaired.
Shelling leaves Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant completely without power, back-up generators have fuel to last 15 days.
The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has been left without power after Russian shelling on 2 November damaged the remaining two high-voltage power lines connecting the power plant with Ukraine’s energy grid.
Source: Energoatom, the state operator of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, on Telegram
Quote: "Yesterday, 2 November 2022, the two remaining high-voltage power lines connecting the Zaporizhzhia NPP with Ukraine’s power were damaged as a result of Russian shelling. The plant lost all power at 23:04. All 20 [back-up] diesel generators have been switched on."
Details: The ZNPP’s auxiliary power supply system has now been optimised, with only nine diesel generators working. Power units No. 5 and No. 6, which were in hot shutdown mode, are currently being deactivated.
There is enough diesel fuel to sustain the back-up generators for 15 days if power at the ZNPP remains completely cut off. A countdown until the plant’s total loss of power has begun.
"Ukraine’s ability to ensure the ZNPP’s safety are significantly limited due to the Russian occupation and the interference in the plant’s operation by Rosatom representatives," Energoatom said. [Rosatom is Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation, which has taken over control over the ZNPP - ed.]