More than 10 million Ukrainians are without electricity, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Thursday evening. “At present, more than ten million Ukrainians are without electricity”, particularly in the kyiv region, declared the Ukrainian president during his daily televised address.
Several Ukrainian cities, including the capital kyiv, were the targets of Russian strikes on Thursday, coinciding with the first snowfall in a country plagued by power cuts where temperatures could drop to -10°C. The repetition of these bombings targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure since October regularly deprives millions of Ukrainians of power and water.
The national electricity operator Ukrenergo announced the extension of power cuts for the day due to the “worsening of the situation”.
“Due to a sharp cooling, electricity consumption increased in the regions of Ukraine” which “further complicated the already difficult situation in the electricity system”, leading to “wider restrictions” in the consumption of electricity. energy across the country, Ukrenergo said.