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

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The mayor said that the water supply has been restored to about half of the capital on the left bank of the Dnieper river

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70% of Kiev is without electricity one day after the devastating Russian bombing< /p>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 lost power, the mayor of kyiv said on Thursday, a 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 bombings also caused power outages in neighboring Moldova.

Russia has been attacking Ukraine's energy infrastructure after a series of setbacks in the field of battle. This Thursday marked nine months since 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.

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

Ukrainian authorities began opening 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)

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

Efforts to restore energy, heating < /b>and water disrupted by Wednesday's attacks were also running in other parts of the country.

Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Haluschenko, said that three of the four fully operational nuclear power plants that were forced to shut down by Wednesday's attacks werelater reconnected to the grid.

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

70% of kyiv without power one day after devastating Russian bombing

A local resident carries a kitten found in a residential building destroyed by missile attack Russians in the city 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 water supply has been resumed in various parts of the city of Poltava and four boiler stations have started heating regional hospitals.

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

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine's presidential office, said on Thursday morning that a full of 3,720 spaces of this type throughout the country.

S 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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