70% of kyiv is without electricity one day after the devastating Russian bombing

People collect their belongings from a house damaged after Russian shelling in the city of Vyshgorod, on the outskirts of the capital kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
People collect their belongings from a house damaged after Russian shelling in the city of Vyshgorod, on the outskirts of the capital kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

70% of the Ukrainian capital was left without electricitysaid Thursday the mayor of kyivone day after Russia launched another devastating missile and drone barrage against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

Wednesday’s new Russian attack on Ukrainian infrastructure caused power outages across much of the country, further damaging the power grid and adding to the misery of civilians as temperatures drop. The shelling also caused power outages in neighboring Moldova.

Russia has been attacking the energy infrastructure of Ukraine after a series of setbacks on the battlefield. This Thursday were fulfilled nine months after the start of the war.

The mayor of kyiv, Vitali KlitschkoHe said in a statement on Telegram that “electrical engineers are doing everything possible to recover (electricity) as soon as possible,” adding that water supply has been restored to about half of the capital on the left bank of the river. Dnieper.

Ukrainian authorities began opening up what they call
Ukrainian authorities began opening up what they call “invincibility points”: heated and powered spaces where people can go for hot meals, electricity to recharge their devices and connect to the internet. (REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

The General Staff of Ukraine reported on Thursday morning that Russian forces fired 67 cruise missiles Y 10 drones during the “massive Attack against residential buildings and energy infrastructure” on Wednesday in kyiv and several other regions of Ukraine.

Efforts to restore the Energythe heating and the Water disrupted by Wednesday’s attacks were also underway in other parts of the country.

The Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Herman Halushchenkosaid three of the four nuclear power plants which are fully operational and which were forced to go offline due to the attacks on Wednesday were later reconnected to the network.

The Governor of the Poltava Region, Dmytro Luninsaid “an optimistic scenario” it suggested that power would return to local residents on Thursday.

A local resident carries a kitten found in a residential building destroyed by a Russian missile attack in the town of Vyshhorod, near kyiv.  (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)
A local resident carries a kitten found in a residential building destroyed by a Russian missile attack in the town of Vyshhorod, near kyiv. (REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

“In the next few hours, we will start supplying power to critical infrastructure and then to most domestic consumers,” Lunin said on Telegram, noting that power has already been restored to 15,500 people and 1,500 legal entities in the region.

Lunin added that the water supply has resumed in various parts of the city of Poltava and four boiler stations began to heat regional hospitals.

In addition, the Ukrainian authorities began to open what they call “invincibility points”: heated and powered spaces where people can go for hot meals, electricity to recharge their devices and connect to the internet.

Kyrylo Tymoshenkodeputy head of the presidential office of Ukraine, said on Thursday morning that a total of 3,720 spaces of this type throughout the country.

According to the initiative’s website, several places have become such hotspots, including government buildings, schools and emergency services offices.

(With information from AP)

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