After new heavy Russian strikes on Ukrainian energy facilities over the past two days, millions of Ukrainians have drowned in the last hours in the dark due to interruptions in the water supply also in several regions, including in the capital.
In Kyiv, where there have been heavy rains and cold weather, about 70% of the population was left without electricity yesterday, the mayor’s office said.
At the same time, the Ukrainian presidency announced the opening of about four thousand heating points throughout the country, where the temperature did not exceed zero.
While satellite images from the US Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) showed that Ukraine has become a dark spot on the globe at night.
For his part, President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that about 15 regions are suffering from problems with water and electricity supply. “The electricity situation is still difficult in almost all regions. However, every hour we reconnect electricity to more and more consumers,” he said.
He also added in his Thursday night Friday speech: “We have endured nine months of total war and Russia has not found a way to break us. And he won’t find it. We must continue to stand firm.” And he added: “We are a people that cannot be broken.”
On the other hand, the Russian Defense Ministry denied yesterday’s bombing of Kyiv, accusing the Ukrainian air defense forces of causing damage to the capital.
It is noteworthy that since mid-October, Russia has faced a series of military setbacks that forced it to carry out “painful” retreats in the northeast and south of Ukraine this autumn, to strike at Ukrainian energy facilities as winter approaches.
Western countries called this strategy “war crimes”.