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Ukraine to resume electricity exports

Ukrainians may just be heaving a sigh of relief as the war-turned country recovers from damaged energy infrastructure in six months following repeated attacks from Russia.

Ukraine will now be exporting its electricity after fully recovering its energy infrastructure after being forced to stop electricity exports.

Russia had in October last year launched an assault on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure leading to blackouts in many towns and cities.

The BBC said Ukraine’s Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko has signed an executive order authorising the exports, although local customers remain the priority following two months of energy production without restrictions.

Halushchenko was elated and said the most difficult phase of the winter has passed and time for the country to start exporting electricity which will allow it get additional financial resources to reconstruct the damaged energy infrastructure.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Julian Osamoto