Kiev strives to restore power to millions of Ukrainians in the dark
Sylvie Claire / November 25, 2022
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In Kiev, where temperatures are close to 0°C, 60% of residents are still affected by power cuts, according to the city hall. Three nuclear power plants under Kiev's control were able to be reconnected to the grid yesterday. "We will gradually give power for 2-3 hours until the amount of electricity entering Kiev is increased" and stabilized, promised the director of the network.
Life in Ukraine is now punctuated by power cuts. In the capital, Kiev, the authorities were working on Friday 25 November to repair the energy infrastructure, damaged by massive Russian strikes. Millions of Ukrainians are without heat and light as winter sets in. Some 15 regions are experiencing problems with water and power supplies. "The situation with electricity remains difficult in almost all regions. However, we are gradually moving away from blackouts and every hour we reconnect electricity for new consumers," assured President Volodymyr Zelensky.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said Moscow's new strategy to plunge Ukraine into darkness would not weaken his country's resolve. "This is a war of strength, of resilience, it's about who is stronger," he said, in an interview with Britain's Financial Times newspaper published Friday.
Russia fired about 70 cruise missiles at the country on Wednesday, 51 of which were shot down, according to Kiev. Ten people were killed and 50 injured, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said. In total, "eight energy facilities" were hit, he said.
The Kremlin announced Thursday that it had distributed Russian passports to more than 80,000 residents of four annexed Ukrainian territories, making them "citizens of the Russian Federation. »