DONBASS is facing power blackouts, with other parts of Ukraine also experiencing Internet blackouts just minutes after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced tough restrictions on Russia.
It comes as Russia has been mounting pressure on Ukraine, with reports that up to 190,000 troops are stationed on the country’s borders. Shchastia, a territory controlled by Ukraine, has reported attacks on the Lugansk thermal power plant. It was forced to close the plant down as a security measure, leaving the region without electricity and heat for days.
The electric power distribution centre in the Donbass region was reportedly targeted in shelling carried out by the Russian army leaving a transformer on fire.
Several villages in the Lugansk region are now said to be experiencing blackouts.
Express.co.uk also understands that the country has been experiencing internet blackouts too.