Damage to Kakhovska-Titan power line caused by explosion – police cite preliminary data
The police have said quoting preliminary data that the concrete pylons supporting the power lines in the area of the village of Bohdanivka, Kakhovka district, Kherson region, were damaged as the result of a blast.
"According to preliminary conclusions of experts of the counter-explosive service the pylon was damaged in an explosion," reads in a statement of the Communication Department of the Main Department of the National Police in Kherson region released on Thursday.
A criminal inquiry has been launched under Part 2 of Article 194-1 (deliberate damage to power facilities) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
This criminal offense is punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, the police said.
As reported, on Wednesday evening Kakhovska-Titan power line was disconnected after a pylon supporting the power line, which supplies electricity from Ukraine to Crimea, collapsed.
The Ukrenergo national energy company said it hoped to complete the restoration work on the 220KW Kakhovksa-Titan power line before 10.00 p.m.-11.00 p.m. on Thursday.
The national police said that they set a guard around the damaged section of the power line