More and more Ukrainians are without electricity and running water. Therefore, the Kyiv metropolitan government is preparing for a complete evacuation if the electricity is completely cut off. About three million people still living in the city will have to leave their homes.
Kyiv suffered hourly power outages in large parts of the city and surrounding areas on Sunday. Mayor Vitali Klitschko warns residents to prepare for the worst this winter.
If Russia continues to attack the country’s energy infrastructure, there may be no electricity, water, or heating. “We are doing everything we can to prevent this,” Klitschko told Ukrainian media. “The future of the country and the future of each of us depends on how prepared we are for this situation.”
Kyiv reported earlier that the authorities may deploy more than a thousand heating points. These are generators that are supposed to protect residents from the cold if the area’s heating system is turned off due to the constant Russian bombing. But that probably isn’t enough for a city of three million people.
Several regions in Ukraine without electricity and water
In the past month, Russia hit several energy infrastructure targets in Ukraine. This led to power outages and blackouts across the country. About 4.5 million Ukrainians were without power on Thursday.
Electricity and water have been cut off in the southern Kherson region since Sunday. According to Russia, the Ukrainian army attacked the same electric cables.
The Ukrainian army is rising in the Kherson region, which is largely occupied by Russia. Fierce battles are advancing towards the city of Kherson of the same name.
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