kyiv prepares for a winter without heating, water, or electricity due to Russian attacks on energy infrastructure

A tower of the National Bank of Ukraine during a blackout in kyiv on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko) (Andrew Kravchenko/)

the mayor of Kyiv warned its inhabitants to prepare for the worst this winter if Russia keep attacking the energy infrastructure of the country, and that means that it cannot be ruled out that there electricity, Water either heating in the most intense cold.

“We are doing everything we can to prevent 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, Vitaly Klitschkoto the state media.

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People play a piano on a street during a blackout in kyiv on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko) (Andrew Kravchenko/)

Russia has focused on attacking the energy infrastructure of Ukraine over the past month, causing power shortages and rotating outages across the country. In Kyiv this Sunday they were scheduled rotating blackouts every hour in some parts of the city and the surrounding region.

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

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A street in kyiv without light. Hourly rotating blackouts were expected in the capital on Sunday in parts of the city and surrounding region. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko) (Andrew Kravchenko/)

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

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A Ferris wheel is reflected in a puddle during a blackout in kyiv on Sunday (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko) (Andrew Kravchenko/)

As Russia intensifies its attacks on the capital, Ukrainian forces advance in the south. Residents of the Ukrainian city of Khersonoccupied by Russia, received warning messages on their phones 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 go to the right bank of the city immediately.

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kyiv plans to deploy some 1,000 heating points, but noted that this may not be enough for a city of 3 million people. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko) (Andrew Kravchenko/)

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, subsequently declaring martial law in all four provinces.

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

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A tram illuminates an unlit street in kyiv. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko) (Andrew Kravchenko/)

Russia has been “occupying and evacuating” Kherson simultaneously, trying to convince the Ukrainians that they are leaving when in fact they are digging in, said Nataliya Humenyukspokesman for the Forces of Southern Ukraine, to state television.

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A doctor holds a newborn baby at a hospital in the city of Mukolaiv, where there is heavy fighting against Russian forces, in Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS) (LIBKOS/)

“There are defense units that have dug in there quite strongly, a certain amount of equipment has been left behind, firing positions have been set up,” he said.

Russian forces are also entrenching themselves in a hotly contested region to the east, worsening already difficult conditions for Ukrainian residents and the Ukrainian military following Moscow’s illegal annexation and the declaration of martial law in Donetsk province.

(With information from AP)

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