Ukraine announced power outages for the third consecutive day due to damage caused by Russia in the energy infrastructure

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The state operator said that the blackouts will affect seven regions of the territory. The mayor of kyiv on Sunday warned its inhabitants to prepare for the worst this winter

Ukraine announced power outages for the third consecutive day due to the damage caused by Russia in the energy infrastructure

Ukraine announced power cuts for the third consecutive day. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)

The Ukrainian state operator Ukrenergo announced this Monday power outages in seven regions of the country, including the the capital, for the third consecutive day, all due to the destruction of energy infrastructure with missiles and drones by Russia.

The cuts will affect the kyiv region, the capital kyiv, Chernigov, Cherkasi, Yitomir, Sumy, Kharkiv and Poltava, according to a statement from Ukrenergo published on its Telegram channel.

“The country's power grid is still unable to resume full operation after of Russian terrorist attacks. In some regions,we have to introduce blackouts to avoid overloading the high voltage infrastructure”, detailed the company in its message.

Likewise, it recalled that there will be “emergency shutdowns” in certain areas of the country in case of need, emphasizing that if this situation is reached, electricity could disappear earlier than expected and consumption restrictions could last longer.

Ukraine announced power outages for the third consecutive day due to the damage caused by Russia in the energy infrastructure

The capital, kyiv, is one of the regions most affected by the blackouts. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)

“Energy companies do everything possible to reduce the number and duration of outages, we repair networks without stops and on weekends. We look forward to your understanding and help,” Ukrenergo remarked.

Russia has focused on attacking Ukraine's energy infrastructure for the past month, causing shortages energy and rotating blackouts throughout the country. In kyiv this Sunday, hourly rotating blackouts were scheduled in some parts of the city and the surrounding region.

 Rotating blackouts were also planned. in the nearby regions of Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Kharkiv and Poltava, reported the Ukrainian state energy operator, Ukrenergo.

Worst winter

The mayor of kyiv on Sunday warned his inhabitants that they must prepare for the worst this winter if Russia continues to attack the  energy infrastructure of the country, and that means that it cannot be ruled out that there is electricitywater or heating in the most intense cold.

“We are doing everything possible to avoid it. But let's be frank, our enemies are doing everything possible so that the city is left without heat, without electricity, without a water supply, in general, so that we all die. And the future of the country and that of each one of us depends on how prepared we are for different situations”, declared the mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko, to state media.

kyiv plans to deploy some 1,000 heating points, but noted that this may not be enough for a city with 3 million inhabitants.

Ukraine announced power outages for the third consecutive day due to the damage caused by Russia in the energy infrastructureAs Russia intensifies its attacks on the capital, Ukrainian forces advance in the south. Residents of the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Kherson received messages on their phones warning them to evacuate as soon as possible, the Ukrainian military said on Sunday.

Russian soldiers warned civilians that the Ukrainian army was preparing for a massive attack and told people to move to the right bank of the city immediately.

Russian forces prepare for a Ukrainian counteroffensive to recapture the southern city of Kherson, captured during the first days of the invasion. In September, Russia illegally annexed Kherson, as well as three other regions of Ukraine, and subsequently declared martial law in all four provinces.

The Kremlin-installed government in Kherson has already moved tens of thousands of civilians out of the city.

(With information from Europa Press)

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