The officials of Ukraine have released an advice to the people of Kyiv to prepare themselves for power outages lasting more than four hours because of Russian bombings on energy infrastructure.
Multiple regions of Ukraine, especially Kyiv as well as the city of Dnipro, frequently experience power shortages.
Amid the number of Russia strikes over Ukrainian energy sectors, four million people were reportedly affected this month. Mainly, Iranian-built drones as well as missiles were used to attack Ukrainian infrastructures.
According to President Zelensky, nearly a third of the nation’s power facilities have been destroyed.
As per the private energy provider, Kyiv’s capital has lost 30% of its capacity, necessitating an extraordinary blackout. For Ukrainian residents, these power outages generate several discomforts, including limitations on using street lights, electric-powered public transportation, and other regulations.
The EU and other international allies of Kyiv have criticised the planned attacks on civilian infrastructure, which Ukraine considers war crimes. The centre cities of Zhytomyr, Poltava, and Chernihiv, as well as Ukraine’s second city, Kharkiv, which has been severely damaged by Russian shelling, are all experiencing blackouts.
Russia launched missile attacks on Ukrainian power plants and numerous civilian infrastructures on October 9 in reaction to the bombing of Kerch bridge. President Vladimir Putin referred to this as a terrorist act. The bridge serves as a representation of his initiative to link substantial portions of Ukraine to Russia.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, remarked that if Ukraine formally recognises the new Russian territories, the country’s electricity supply will considerably increase. He also emphasised that Ukrainian energy rates would increase if they purchased their electricity from Slovakia.
Vitaliy Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, declared that the city’s power grid is functioning in emergency mode and that there is a 20 to 50% electrical shortfall. He pleaded with European nations to provide warm blankets and generators as aid.
The centre cities of Zhytomyr, Poltava, Chernihiv and Kharkiv are severely damaged by Russian shelling, and all are experiencing b