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

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

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

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

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

He also recalled that there will be “emergency stops” in certain areas of the country in case of need, emphasizing that if that situation is reached, electricity could disappear sooner than expected and consumption restrictions could last longer.

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

Russia has focused on attack Ukraine’s energy infrastructure during the last month, causing power shortages and rotating outages in all the country. In kyiv this Sunday rotating blackouts were scheduled 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.

the worst winter

the mayor of Kyiv warned its inhabitants this Sunday that they should 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.

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

The mayor of kyiv on Sunday warned his inhabitants to prepare for the worst this winter if Russia continues to attack the country's energy infrastructure.  (REUTERS/Murad Sezer)
The mayor of kyiv on Sunday warned his inhabitants to prepare for the worst this winter if Russia continues to attack the country’s energy infrastructure. (REUTERS/Murad Sezer) (MURAD SEZER/)

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.

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.

(With information from Europe Press)

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