"Ukrenergo" does not exclude that power outage in Kyiv occured due to outside interference

Source : 112 Ukraine

Cybersecurity experts should submit a report in the near future
13:38, 18 December 2016

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As a result of a failure in the control system at the "North" substation, blackouts occurred on the right bank of Kyiv city and surrounding areas of Kyiv region. This was written on Facebook by the head of the NEC "Ukrenergo" Vsevolod Kovalchuk.

"Our experts quickly switched the equipment into the manual mode and already after 30 minutes began restoring power. In one hour and fifteen minutes power was fully restored," he wrote.

According to him, all circumstances are being clarified, the commission is working.

"For the time being, the main version is the external interference through the data network. Our experts in cybersecurity promise to provide a report in the near future," he added.

Earlier, power outage occurred in many Kyiv districts.

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