Over ten million Ukrainians are without electricity, Volodymyr Zelensky announced last Thursday night.
“As we speak, more than ten million Ukrainians do not have electricity,” especially in the Kyiv region, the head of state emphasized in his evening televised address.
Several Ukrainian cities, including the capital, were hit by the Russian military yesterday, coinciding with the first snowfalls in the country. Power outages were recorded while temperatures were expected to drop as low as -10°C.
Repeated Russian bombings have targeted energy infrastructure in Ukraine since October, facing frequent power and water outages for millions of citizens.
Ukrenergo, the national operator of the electricity grid, announced yesterday that the outages would be extended for at least a day due to the “deterioration of the situation”.
At the same time, due to the “sharp drop in temperature, electricity consumption increased in regions of Ukraine”, which “further complicates the already difficult situation in the system” and leads to “wider restrictions” on consumption throughout the country.
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