Ukrainians prepare for the worst winter of their lives: Report

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Over 40% of the people in Ukraine facing difficulties due to the power shortages  

Ukraine´s state owned grid operator Ukrenergo has announced that over 40% of the population in the country was facing difficulties, after the attacks on the 15 energy hubs last week. According to a report by Euronews on Monday, November 21, the ground situation in the Ukraine´s capital Kiev, along with several other cities is drastically getting bad. This, the report states, is primarily due to the missile strikes last week, when Ukraine’s power grid was attacked.

The residents of the country have been warned of major electricity outages. The report states that these blackouts could last from several hours to several days, as the authorities have asked the country´s citizens to stay resilient and to have courage this winter.

“Worst case scenario. Actually, I don’t like to talk about that, but I have to be prepared, if we do not have electricity, a blackout, no water, no heating, no services and no communication”, said Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor, according to the report.

Ukrenergo has also issued a statement that said, “thousands of kilometres of key high-voltage lines are not working,” affecting the entire country.

Meanwhile, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that last week´s strikes have left over 10 million Ukrainians without electricity.

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