Ukraine: Six million without power as winter bites

Ukraine’s president says six million Ukrainian households are still without power, after massive missile strikes hit the country this week.

“As of this evening, blackouts continue in most regions and in Kyiv,” Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly address.

The number of affected households has reduced by half since Wednesday, he added.

But millions have been left without light, water or heat as winter sets in.

Speaking in a video address, President Zelensky said the capital and its surrounding region are among the worst affected by the attacks. He said many residents in the city have been without power “for 20 or even 30 hours”.

He said other areas among the worst affected are the regions of Odesa, in the south, Lviv in the west, as well Vinnytsia and Dnipropetrovsk which are more central.

President Zelensky appealed to everyone to use appliances that use energy sparingly: “If you don’t have a power outage, it doesn’t mean the problem is over. Please, if you have electricity, this does not mean that you can turn on several powerful electrical appliances at once.”

“We have to endure this winter, a winter that everyone will remember,” he said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits one of the 'Points of Invincibility', special shelters established for all basic services across the country after power cuts due to the war, and gathers with children here, in Kyiv, Ukraine on November 25, 2022.IMAGE SOURCE,UKRAINIAN PRESIDENCY HANDOUT
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President Zelensky visited a ‘Point of Invincibility’ on Friday – special shelters for basic services as power cuts bite

Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that despite the attacks, almost all of the country’s critical infrastructure has been reconnected – including things such as water utilities, heat generation plants, hospitals and emergency services.

But ordinary people continue to face scheduled power cuts across every region of Ukraine, he said.

There are fears that Russia’s targeting of Ukrainian infrastructure, coupled with snow and sub-zero temperatures, could cause a health crisis in the country.

  • Ukraine struggles to restore power after Russian strikes
  • Most of Kyiv spends night without power after missiles

Ukraine and its Western allies have repeatedly said that by targeting critical civilian infrastructure Russia is committing war crimes – an accusation denied by Moscow.

On Friday, the Kherson regional governor said hospital patients had been evacuated from the area due to “constant Russian shelling”.

City council officials said 15 residents have been killed in the eastern city this week – which was recently recaptured by Ukrainian forces.

The Russian air onslaught comes as the UN’s nuclear agency said three nuclear plants on Ukrainian territory had been reconnected to the grid, after they were forced to shut during the attacks this week.

A fourth nuclear plant, on Russian-controlled territory in Zaporizhzhia, came back online on Thursday.


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