In Moldova, electricity has partially disappeared after the Russian missile strikes on Ukraine
Moldova stopped receiving electricity from Romania in some regions on the evening of November 15, 2022, as reported by European Truth, referring to NewsMaker and TV8. According to the power operator Moldelectrica, the electricity supply from Romania to Moldova was cut off at around 4:40 p.m.
Later, Moldova’s Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Spinu said that the power outages were caused by Russia’s missile attacks on Ukrainian critical infrastructure. “As a result of Russia’s shelling of the Ukrainian power system within the last hour, one of the power transmission lines ensuring electricity transmission for our country (automatic frequency load shedding), was automatically disconnected during the last hour. This led to massive power outages throughout the country,” Spinu wrote on Telegram.
He also emphasized that the lines were not damaged by the Russian strikes on Ukraine but automatically disconnected for safety purposes. Since November 1, 2022, Russia has reduced the supply of natural gas to Moldova by 50%. It also affected the electricity supply, which operates two Moldovan power plants located on the territory of unrecognized Transnistria.