Much of Ukraine still without power, heat and water after Russian missile attacks

Kyiv, Ukraine November, 2022 Photo Credit: Evgeniy Maloletka AP (Fair Use)

The majority of the country of Ukraine remains without electricity, heat, and water after a series of devastating Russian missile attacks against the country’s infrastructure this week.

  • THE GUARDIAN – The Kyiv mayor, Vitaly Klitschko, said 60% of households in the city of 3 million had no power, and there were rolling blackouts around the country, as engineers struggled to repair transformers and transmission lines damaged or destroyed by cruise missiles on Wednesday.
  • FOX NEWSUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday the restoration process in the capital and other affected areas continues and that officials are focused on “gradually restoring electricity, heat, water supply and communication.”
  • AL-JAZEERA – The energy system in Ukraine is on the brink of collapse and millions have been subjected to emergency blackouts over recent weeks as Russia has attacked power facilitiesin an apparent effort to force capitulation after nine months of war that has seen its forces fail in most of their stated territorial objectives.
  • NBC NEWS – Energy Minister German Galushchenko said three nuclear power stations that were switched off because of the attacks on Wednesday were expected to be back online later on Thursday, and this would help ease supply problems.